Announcement

Media Release - SMRT launches Tap For Hope to rally Singapore to uplift disadvantaged communities

 

  1. SINGAPORE, 5 JULY 2024 – SMRT Corporation (SMRT) launched Tap For Hope 2024 – a fund-raising campaign within the public transport network which it operates – to coincide with National Day festivities. The campaign, in support of the President’s Challenge, aims to inspire commuters to give back to the community and uplift the less fortunate.

 

  1. Into its fourth edition this year, Tap For Hope will run from 5 July to 30 September 2024. To kickstart the campaign, Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State for Home Affairs, and Social and Family Development, who is the Guest-of-Honour for the launch event, made the first tap today at HarbourFront MRT station’s Tap For Hope donation stand.

 

  1. Mr Ngien Hoon Ping, Group Chief Executive Officer of SMRT, said, “SMRT is honoured to champion meaningful community and social-centric initiatives, like the President's Challenge, which focuses on fostering social mobility, in addition to moving people through safe and reliable journeys. United in purpose, we invite everyone to join SMRT in making a positive difference to the community around us, one tap at a time.”

 

  1. Beginning on the evening of 5 July 2024, the campaign will be rolled out to eight MRT stations and two bus interchanges within SMRT’s network. All proceeds from the campaign will benefit the 65 social service agencies under the President’s Challenge.

 

  1. With a simple tap at conveniently located donation stands, members of the public can make donations of $2, $8, $10, $20, $50, or $100 using their EZ-Link cards or its linked devices, as well as through Master, Visa, JCB, or Alipay+ e-wallets. Donors can also scan the PayNow QR code to make a direct donation.

 

  1. Started in 2000, President’s Challenge is a national movement led by the President to rally Singaporeans to build a caring and cohesive society by raising funds, as well as galvanizing support for our disadvantaged communities through volunteering and inclusive employment. Focus areas of PC in recent years include empowering persons with disabilities, building a digitally inclusive society, supporting lower-income families, advocating support towards persons with mental health conditions and caring for caregivers.

 

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ANNEX – LIST OF LOCATIONS AND DATES

 

MRT Stations

Dates

Bugis MRT Station

(East-West Line, towards Exit A)

From 5 July to 30 September

Esplanade MRT Station

(Circle Line, B1 Concourse)

HarbourFront MRT Station

(Circle Line, towards Exit E)

Outram Park MRT Station

(East-West Line, towards Exit E)

Orchard MRT Station

(North-South Line, B1 Concourse)

Paya Lebar MRT Station

(Circle Line, towards Exit F)

Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

(East-West Line, towards Exit A)

City Hall MRT Station

(North-South and East-West lines, near Passenger Service Centre)

From 5 July to 11 September

Bus interchanges

Dates

Choa Chu Kang Interchange

(Near Berth 3)

From 5 July to 30 September

Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub

(Near Berth 8 and 9)