We’re all really familiar with vending machines but, have you ever come across one that allows you to make a donation?
We’re talking about the ones that Endowus has placed at Kinex, Marina Square, United Square and Velocity till Dec 31.
How the vending machine works
These vending machines – dubbed Giving Machines – allow users to choose gifts such as food, stationery or even programmes like educational therapy for beneficiaries. The user can then pay for it via the machine in donations of $5, $10 or $20.
Users can also select which beneficiary they would like their donation to go to.
The list of beneficiaries include:
- Boys’ Town
- Care Corner Singapore Limited
- Centre for Fathering Limited
- Children’s Aid Society
- Children’s Wishing Well
- Extra•Ordinary People
- The Food Bank Singapore Limited
- Make-A-Wish Foundation (Singapore) Limited
- New Life Stories Limited
- NTUC-U Care Fund
- RSVP Singapore
- Rainbow Centre Singapore
- The Red Pencil
- TTSH Community Fund
After each donation, a card detailing the amount donated and the good that it would bring to recipients would be dispensed. Through this campaign, Endowus hopes to raise S$50,000 dollars from the vending machines for the beneficiaries.
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