CapitaLand, through its philanthropic arm CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), has pledged $200,000 to the President’s Challenge 2020.

The foundation has also rallied the community to make 8,000 mask pouches to support children and youth with special needs as well as frontline staff from special education schools.

The charities who will receive the mask pouches include the Association for Persons with Special Needs, Metta Welfare Association, Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, and Rainbow Centre Singapore.

Around 2,000 mask pouches produced by [email protected], a programme under Metta Welfare Association that promotes employment and independence of special needs alumni from the Metta School, will be available for sale to the public in October 2020. CHF will pledge $20 for each item sold. Proceeds from the sale will go to [email protected] and CHF’s donation will go to President’s Challenge 2020.

Tan Seng Chai, chief corporate and people officer for CapitaLand Group and executive director of CapitaLand Hope Foundation, says, “Our philanthropic arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, has contributed more than $3 million over 13 years to President’s Challenge to benefit over 40 charities that support the needs of vulnerable children and elderly in Singapore.”

To date, CapitaLand has pledged over $2.2 million to support underprivileged children, vulnerable elderly, healthcare workers and community care staff impacted by Covid-19 in Singapore.

Shares in CapitaLand closed 3 cents higher, or 1.1% up, at $2.75 on September 16.