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Singaporeans donate their Solidarity Payment to charities


Singaporeans aged 21 and above received a $600 payout from the Government on Tuesday, to tide them over the Covid-19 outbreak.


But some Singaporeans chose to donate their Solidarity Payment to charities instead.


In a Facebook post yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat encouraged Singaporeans who did not need the money to donate to charities, citing a link to Giving.sg, where over 500 charities are listed.


Giving.sg has four different campaigns specifically for Solidarity Payment donations. On Tuesday, it had 28,000 unique visitors, the highest number to its website this month.


Mr Delane Lim, 34, who heads the Character & Leadership Academy, said he split his $600 payout and donated it to 60 different charities.


"If we are able to set aside 10 per cent of our $600 - which is $60, you can split it into $10 and help six different charities," he said.


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