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    Default Flag Day Donation tins - anyone still donating?

    was at AMK yesterday, there's this flag day event going on. noticed that there's been quite a few flag day event going on each weekend!


    come to think of it, i've not donated to charities ever since the NKF saga.

    i've grown wary and distrusting towards most charities.


    wonder if anyone shares the same viewpoint as me?
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    Default Re: Flag Day Donation tins - anyone still donating?

    maybe due to my nice round tummy, i do get approached by this other group, they are the ones who go around hawker centers, shopping malls, MRT stations etc. with this placard or folder, claiming that they are from so-n-so charity and they will quickly flash their i.d card in ur face.

    these ppl are normally in their late teens to early 20s.

    i'm not sure what others feel about them, nor do i have the time to find out the various homes or charities they represent, but i do feel a little more cautious when talking to them.

    i don't trust these people. maybe it is once again due to the NKG saga...


    anyone encounter them too?
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    Default Re: Flag Day Donation tins - anyone still donating?

    I won't donate blindly. Normally I will see what it's for. The problem is, most of these people are kids from various schools and have no idea what they are collecting donations for.

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    Default Re: Flag Day Donation tins - anyone still donating?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    maybe due to my nice round tummy, i do get approached by this other group, they are the ones who go around hawker centers, shopping malls, MRT stations etc. with this placard or folder, claiming that they are from so-n-so charity and they will quickly flash their i.d card in ur face.

    these ppl are normally in their late teens to early 20s.

    i'm not sure what others feel about them, nor do i have the time to find out the various homes or charities they represent, but i do feel a little more cautious when talking to them.

    i don't trust these people. maybe it is once again due to the NKG saga...


    anyone encounter them too?

    These are the ones I explicitly DO NOT TRUST. next time, double check their ID's and see what it says.
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    Default Re: Flag Day Donation tins - anyone still donating?

    such flag day donation activities are tightly controlled.

    IIRC, each weekend can only let one charity organization run a flag day, so there are only limited weekends on each year, and those many charity organizations have to ballot for a chance each year. So when the charity organizations able to run a flag day donation, they will mobilize whatever manpower resources they can find to ask as much donation as possible, if not, they will not able to go for balloting another flag day donation next year. beside this, there are many do and don't, they are briefed to stick to the rules. if in doubt, just ask them, they are given a standard scripts to reply you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    I won't donate blindly. Normally I will see what it's for. The problem is, most of these people are kids from various schools and have no idea what they are collecting donations for.
    Is it the kids or our education system for this ignorance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    I won't donate blindly. Normally I will see what it's for. The problem is, most of these people are kids from various schools and have no idea what they are collecting donations for.
    You can't blame them for having to fill up CIP hours.

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    Default Re: Flag Day Donation tins - anyone still donating?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    was at AMK yesterday, there's this flag day event going on. noticed that there's been quite a few flag day event going on each weekend!


    come to think of it, i've not donated to charities ever since the NKF saga.

    i've grown wary and distrusting towards most charities.


    wonder if anyone shares the same viewpoint as me?

    NKF and Ren Ci are 2 out of few hundreds or thousands of charities here? Why because of 2, discriminate the whole lot?

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    i will, for the sake of the stickers that nobody will ask me that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    was at AMK yesterday, there's this flag day event going on. noticed that there's been quite a few flag day event going on each weekend!


    come to think of it, i've not donated to charities ever since the NKF saga.

    i've grown wary and distrusting towards most charities.


    wonder if anyone shares the same viewpoint as me?
    I still donate to flag day because I can decide the amount that I want to donate

    I don't donate to Ren Chi, NKF and any charities that set a minimum sum donation

    These charities set minimum sum donation ...
    for $5 donation call this number xxxxxxxxx
    for $10 donation call this number xxxxxxxx
    for $50 donation call this number xxxxxxxxx
    blah blah blah

    If you only want to donate $1 or $2, you cannot donate
    Donation amount should be set by us not them
    Last edited by Yutaka Go; 22nd August 2010 at 01:31 PM.

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    I'll donate if the person actually asks me to donate and tell me what it is for. I'll just ignore those who stick out the tins and say nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    NKF and Ren Ci are 2 out of few hundreds or thousands of charities here? Why because of 2, discriminate the whole lot?
    well, it is up to the individual, no?

    maybe i m not that charitable a person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    such flag day donation activities are tightly controlled.

    IIRC, each weekend can only let one charity organization run a flag day, so there are only limited weekends on each year, and those many charity organizations have to ballot for a chance each year. So when the charity organizations able to run a flag day donation, they will mobilize whatever manpower resources they can find to ask as much donation as possible, if not, they will not able to go for balloting another flag day donation next year. beside this, there are many do and don't, they are briefed to stick to the rules. if in doubt, just ask them, they are given a standard scripts to reply you.
    alrite if i ever come across 2 organisation doing the flag day thing on one weekend.
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    Default Re: Flag Day Donation tins - anyone still donating?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    was at AMK yesterday, there's this flag day event going on. noticed that there's been quite a few flag day event going on each weekend!


    come to think of it, i've not donated to charities ever since the NKF saga.

    i've grown wary and distrusting towards most charities.


    wonder if anyone shares the same viewpoint as me?
    NKF is just a black sheep of the charity organisation.
    Don't stop donating just because of them. There are many others who needs help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    NKF is just a black sheep of the charity organisation.
    Don't stop donating just because of them. There are many others who needs help.
    ya, guess i will but likewise, will be more careful when approached!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    ya, guess i will but likewise, will be more careful when approached!
    But the flag day the students' are doing, the charity organisation is approved by the MOE.
    So it should be quite ok. At least won't anyhow de..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    But the flag day the students' are doing, the charity organisation is approved by the MOE.
    So it should be quite ok. At least won't anyhow de..
    i certainly hope so!
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    Default Re: Flag Day Donation tins - anyone still donating?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    But the flag day the students' are doing, the charity organisation is approved by the MOE.
    So it should be quite ok. At least won't anyhow de..
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    i certainly hope so!
    if a charity organisation is run by particular religion group, and this religion group also have some schools affiliated to them, some of the teachers and students of the schools will be mobilized to support the flag day donation activities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    if a charity organisation is run by particular religion group, and this religion group also have some schools affiliated to them, some of the teachers and students of the schools will be mobilized to support the flag day donation activities.
    waseh, catchlights u know quite a fair bit! u oso involved as volunteer?
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    I suppose to help out in flag day donation activities every year, but I usually work on weekends, still don't have a change to get involve.
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