Frequently Asked Questions

Updated on 22 July 2022
General
Beacons of New Hope is an annual fundraising campaign by New Hope Community Services. Through this initiative, we aim to raise funds for our work as well as advocate for the homeless community by raising awareness, clarifying misconceptions, and giving our beneficiaries a voice to share their stories.

Shine A Light is the theme of our campaign this year. We chose this theme because in the work that we do, we shine a light on the path out of homelessness for our homeless friends so they can see there’s hope ahead!

We want to share more about what we’ve been doing with you, and invite you to shine your light with us. Together, we can make this path brighter, so more can find their way home.

Beacon registration starts from 1 August 2022.

The campaign will run from 1 September 2022 to 31 December 2022.

Online donations can be made from 31 December onwards.
With the peer-to-peer fundraising model, you’re given the voice to share about our cause and rally support for it from the people around you. This helps us reach more across Singapore!
We do not receive full funding for our core services and programmes, and some are not funded at all. There is still a need to raise funds that will cover the shortfall in our operational costs.
All funds raised will go towards supporting the operations and work of New Hope CS. We currently run four shelters which provide temporary housing, and several programmes that aim to foster long-term independence and resilience in our beneficiaries. You can read more about what we do here.
Registration
Click here to sign up as an individual Beacon or a member of a team. This is where you’ll enter details such as your name, target fundraising amount, and team code if you’re joining a team. You’ll also be able to include a short writeup to tell others about yourself, or why you’ve decided to support us as a Beacon of New Hope.
Click here to sign up as a team leader. When you register, you’ll be given a team code that you can share with your future team members. Each team member will need to register as an individual first. Remember to pass them your team code so they can use it on the registration page! They’ll then be included in your team.
No, it’s not a must! We welcome individuals, couples, families, teams, and organisations to sign up.
Fundraising & Donations
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!
We encourage you to commit to the amount you pledge to raise. Don’t be discouraged if your progress seems slow! You may also make a personal donation towards your target amount as support for our cause.
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 $500 to a team with five members, each member will "receive" $100 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 instead of buying you a birthday present
  • Organise a cook/bake sale with proceeds going to New Hope CS
  • Share your creative works such as writing, artwork, or photos for a small price

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 2022", 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.
Beacon Appreciation Gifts

These gifts are to celebrate Beacons who achieve significant fundraising targets and to appreciate their active advocacy of the issue of homelessness.

The gift you receive will be based on the total amount you raise by the end of the campaign on 31 December.

Beacons who raise more than $2,000, $5,000, or $10,000 by the end of the campaign on 31 December will receive an Appreciation Gift.

Please take note that you will only receive one Appreciation Gift, based on the total amount raised by the end of the campaign on 31 December.

Beacons who raise $2,000 will receive limited edition Shine A Light merchandise.

Beacons who raise $5,000 will receive a Jump50 package OR Jumping Trampoline from Jumping Singapore OR Come Away Retreat by Kampung Siglap Lifeskills Training & Retreat Centre.

Beacons who raise $10,000 will receive 2 x Jump50 packages OR 2 x Jumping Trampolines OR Jump50 package + Jumping Trampoline from Jumping Singapore OR Meaningful Meal appreciation dinner at Kampung Siglap Lifeskills Training & Retreat Centre.

Please take note that you will only receive one Appreciation Gift, based on the total amount raised by the end of the campaign on 31 December. For example, if you raise $6,000, you can choose to receive a Jump50 package OR Jumping Trampoline OR Come Away Retreat.
We will contact Beacons who are eligible for the Appreciation Gifts within two weeks after the close of the campaign.
Others
You can read our PDPA policy here.
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