To donate with confidence, always “ASK, CHECK, GIVE”!
The Safer Giving Campaign was launched by the Commissioner of Charities in September 2018 to empower members of the public to ASK, CHECK before they GIVE to charities. The commissioner, Dr Ang Hak Seng said, “As more people do their checks, it is harder to abuse the system. When donors have more trust (in fund-raising appeals), they will also give more.”
Charities welcomed this new campaign as it will boost donors’ confidence in giving if they did their checks. The public are encouraged to do the following before donating;
The public can now pledge their donation with confidence. When in doubt, they should contact or find out more about the charity. They must never feel pressurised to give.