Catholics in Singapore donated a total of $5,315,789 to Charities Week 2013, almost $100,000 more than what they gave last year.

Caritas Singapore Community Council (CSCC), which organises the yearly charity drive, said the figure was “most encouraging” and would like to thank “everyone who gave from their heart”.

All proceeds will enable Caritas Singapore and its Catholic social mission groups to continue serving the needy, said CSCC.

According to the organisation, 31 Catholic churches and 35 Catholic schools comprising kindergartens, primary and secondary schools as well as Catholic Junior College, participated in the archdiocese’s annual Lenten fundraising campaign.

CSCC also noted that students from the catechism classes at the Church of St Teresa contributed a total of $1,734, while the young people of Blessed Sacrament Church raised $22,582.

Although Charities Week 2013 is over, CSCC says that donations are always needed to assist more than 50,000 needy people of different races and religions.

Donors may send a cheque payable to “Caritas Singapore” to 55 Waterloo Street, #09-03 Singapore 187954.

To donate in person, visit Caritas Singapore’s temporary office at 1557 Keppel Road, #02-18, Cantonment Central Block C, Singapore 089066.

For tax deduction, write “TAX”, NRIC number and contact details on the back of the cheque. For more information, visit or call 6337 3711.

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