Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on 25 October 2021
Beacons of New Hope is an online fundraising initiative started by New Hope Community Services. Anyone with a heart to partner us in our work is invited to create a personal fundraising page on this platform. All funds raised will go towards the work of NHCS.
No, it’s not a must! We welcome individuals, couples, families, teams, and organisations to sign up.
On this platform, you can create a personal profile page where you’ll be able to share more about your heart for the cause, set a fundraising target, and perhaps even include a fundraising activity! Once you’ve set your page up, you can share it with others and invite them to donate via the page itself.
You can choose any amount within the minimum target of $100 and a maximum of $100,000. Your target amount is up to you!
The Beacons of New Hope fundraising campaign will run from 01 November 2021 – 28 February 2022. During this period, all funds raised for the Beacon of New Hope 2021 Campaign will receive a dollar-for-dollar matching under Toteboard Enhanced Fundraising Grant.
All funds raised will go towards supporting the work of NHCS. We currently run four shelters which provide temporary housing, and several programmes that aim to foster long-term independence and resilience in our clients. You can read more about our initiatives and work here.

Yes, New Hope Community Services is an approved Institute of Public Character (IPC). Donations above $50 are eligible for 250% tax deduction. This means that for every $50 you give, $125 will be deducted from your taxable income!

Please note that you need to provide your full name and NRIC/FIN for tax-deduction purposes. Tax deductions for qualifying donations will be automatically reflected in your tax assessment. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent to the email address that you provide us with.

You may make your donation via cheque.

The crossed cheque should be made payable to "New Hope Community Services" and mailed to Blk 148 Yishun Street 11 #01-123 Singapore 760148.

On the reverse side of the cheque, please indicate clearly "Beacons of New Hope 2021", the name of Beacon that you are supporting, as well as your Name, Address, NRIC/FIN and contact number, Email Address in order for us to issue a tax-exempt receipt to you.

Please note that you need to provide your full name and NRIC/FIN for tax-deduction purposes. Tax deductions for qualifying donations will be automatically reflected in your tax assessment. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent to the email address that you provide us with.
The total amount of funds you’ve raised and the people who donated via your page will be shown in your profile. (Remember to thank those who’ve supported you!)
Yes, the funds that you’ve raised via your team member page will count towards your team’s fundraising goal.

When you donate to a team on their team profile page, your donation will be shared evenly amongst all members of the team. For example, if you give $100 to a team with five members, each member will "receive" $20 from your donation.

Donations made to a team member's profile page will not be distributed amongst other team members.

Whether you choose to make a donation to a team or team member, your total donation will be reflected in the overall amount raised by the team!

No, you don’t have to! You can simply share about the cause and why you’re supporting us when in conversation with others, and direct them to make a donation via your profile page if they’d like to do so.

If you need ideas, check out our next question!
Here are some suggestions:
  • Ask your friends to donate to your Beacons profile page instead of buying you a birthday present
  • Organise a cook/bake sale with proceeds going to NHCS
  • Share your creative works such as writing, artwork, or photos for a small price
  • Share about our work with your colleagues and invite them to volunteer together
Remember to direct your supporters to give via your individual or team profile page!
You can read our PDPA policy here.
We want to hear from you! Get in touch with us here.

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