10/31/2006

plenty of charity money, still not enough

It is reported that 18 IPCs, Institute of Public Characters, or charitable organisations, have at least $10 mil in their reserves. Another 18 have less than $5 mil in reserves. These work out to be $180 mil plus about $90 mil or $270 mil in their savings. There are also hundreds of smaller charitable organisations. There are many govt or quasi govt charitable organisations with lots of funds. Comcare alone has $600 mil. Not sure how much savings the NKf still have. But together, there is a huge sum of money to help the needy and can do a lot of wonders. There is no reason for people to jump down from flats or onto MRT tracks. Why are these money not reaching the people who badly needed them? Is it because they are savings for another day just like our CPF? Don't spend first. Save for tomorrow. Must be prudent. Are we more concern about tomorrow than the plight of people who cannot feed themselves today, that today is the people's problem and tomorrow is the fund managers problem? For a rich country like ours, to have so much money for charity, and still not enough, looks like the problem of the needy is really a very big one. I think we should be more circumscribe in trying to raise money to send students overseas to have a smell of foreign air when they return only to be less desirable than the genuine foreign talents. They will still not be regarded as foreign talents.

5 comments:

Elfred said...

Why not fund me with some of those monies?

I need them more than some crooked trust funds would!

God blesses Elfred that he be funded by some miracles...

redbean said...

elfred,

your story may be worth a million. just title it 'the plight of a young singaporean leech.'

Anonymous said...

I think the HDB leeches should be condemned to a life of servitude. In the old days we had the peasants, the cannon fodders and the gentries aka these days in Singapore as the elites. What a nice and peaceful situation. When the peasants cry out because their bellies rumble too much, just throw them a few $$$ charity money and peace will reign the land again. This way everyone in happy.

Elfred, if you want more money, then you must eithe sell your soul or do overtime loh.

Elfred said...

Reddie,
Then you help find a publisher lah...
I thot you finding one yourself.
Long Bang loh...

Anonymous,
If relocation is possible... then no need to be so sadistic lah... hehehe...

redbean said...

solving the problems of hardlanders is easy. you have said it. even don't throw crumbs to them, some will solve by themselves, by becoming jumpers of course.

and elfred, just advertise yourself in the internet. the world is reading. you would not who will be interested and call you in the middle of the night. they may come from america.