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Giving for a bad cause?

May 14, 2014 - 1:09am

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TNP PHOTO: Gary Goh

You may have seen them while you were out shopping at Orchard Road.

Teens and youths armed with clipboards and lanyards trying to convince you to buy an item or donate money for a good cause.

Some claim to be collecting on behalf of charities. Others say they work for private organisations that are not charities but social enterprises.

It is a crime to collect donations in the name of registered charities without necessary permits.

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