18 June 2020

HSBC SG donates $750,000 to help local community through COVID-19

HSBC Singapore is donating a total of SGD$750,000 to three charities that will help to financially assist low-income families, migrant workers, people with disabilities and the elderly during this period of social and economic distress.

The charities that will receive a portion of the total donation are Willing Hearts, The Food Bank Singapore and Community Chest, the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Community Chest will disburse their allocated funds to Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centre and Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E.).

Tony Cripps, CEO for HSBC Singapore, said: “As one of the oldest banks in Singapore, we’ve been steadfast in helping Singaporeans face challenges over the years, and we wanted to see where our support would be most needed in this current crisis. COVID-19 is revealing the tightrope that many of our more vulnerable members of society face, which is why we have focused on these areas.”

HSBC has one of the longest corporate volunteer programmes in Singapore. Together with our partners, our volunteers have collectively contributed more than 200,000 community service hours for the benefit of more than 10,000 to 20,000 needy people over the past 20 years.

Summary of the SGD 750,000 donation

Charity Organisation Programme name COVID-19 issue addressed Donation amount

Community Chest

Ang Mo Kio Family

Service Centre



Provide urgent financial relief for lowincome


SGD 300,000

Community Chest


Organisation for






Provide crisis accommodation and

urgent financial relief for migrant


SGD 250,000

Willing Hearts



Provide food security for people with

disabilities and elderly who live alone

SGD 100,000

The Food Bank Singapore

Feed the City

Provide food security for low-income


SGD 100,000


About Community Chest

As the hallmark of care and share, Community Chest has been uniting the community to fundraise and serve those in need, since 1983. Community Chest supports about 80 social service agencies to meet underserved, critical social needs. As their fundraising and operating costs are covered mainly by Tote Board Group, 100% of your contribution goes towards empowering the lives of adults with disabilities, children with special needs and youth-at-risk, families in need, persons with mental health conditions and vulnerable seniors.

About The Food Bank Singapore Ltd

Established in 2012, The Food Bank Singapore is Singapore’s first food bank and aims to be the prevailing centralised coordinating organisation for all food donations in Singapore. Driven by its mission to eradicate food insecurity of all forms in Singapore by 2025, the registered charity bridges potential donors and member beneficiaries by collecting and redistributing donated food. Its members are registered charity organisations or special organisations with a designated meal programme for low income and underprivileged individuals and families. Through a network of more than 360 such organisations of all sizes, the food bank serves more than 100,000 families and over 300,000 people with all kinds of food – from fresh to cooked.

About Willing Hearts

A secular, non-affiliated charity, Willing Hearts is wholly run by volunteers, apart from a handful of staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes about 6,500 daily meals to over 40 locations island wide, 365 days a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low income families, children


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