SINGAPORE: NTUC FairPrice Foundation aims to raise S$1.5 million for the labour movement’s U Care Fund to help low—income union workers.
Called "Breadwinners — We Care, U Care", the campaign was launched by NTUC Fairprice chairman Ng Ser Miang.
NTUC Fairprice will donate S$5 for each loaf of FairPrice housebrand bread sold over the next two weeks. The supermarket chain is targeting to sell 300,000 loaves.
The NTUC U Care fund aims to raise S$10.5 million in total this year, which will go towards helping some 100,000 beneficiaries.
Last year, the fund raised S$10.26 million, which benefited 90,000 beneficiaries.
Swee Liping, a U Care Fund beneficiary, said: "It actually lightened our burden, of course ... having four kids and (from a) low income family."
Director of NTUC’s Care and Share, Zainal Sapari, said there are various assistance programmes in place to help the needy, through the U Care Fund.
Zainal Sapari said: "We have actually started various programmes —— (an) example would be our U Stretch (Vouchers) Programme where we give them vouchers, which will help them cope with the purchase of their daily necessities.
"We also support them in terms of their children’s education, through our Back to School Voucher Programme, where if they are eligible, each of their children, up to a maximum of two, will be given S$125."
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