OUR LOCAL NGO PARTNER CONTACTS US, TELLS US A CHILD’S AILING PARENT HAD DIED AND URGENTLY NEEDS FUNDS TO SURVIVE AND CONTINUE WITH EDUCATION. HOW CAN PROJECT HAPPY FEET HELP?
The truth of the matter is, we can’t.
Not especially since each time we want to support a local NGO in a developing country, we need to get a fund-raising permit from the Singaporean authorities. By the time we receive the permit, and the fund-raising effort is complete, and we’ve done proper auditing, the situation could have worsened.
And that is why we are setting up a separate set of funds called the Project Happy Feet General Funds to mitigate situations like this. And this is where you can help empower us to make a difference, at the precise moment when it’s needed most.
Project Happy Feet is run entirely by professionals who volunteer their time and work pro bono so that 100% of funds raised through outright donations or fund-raising events can be channeled directly to the beneficiaries. The Project Happy Feet General Fund operates in the same way, and is set up to support education and training of underprivileged children and youths in developing countries, especially when requests for funds are outside our usual fund-raising windows.
As all operational costs of Project Happy Feet are underwritten and supported by sponsors, nothing is taken from Project Happy Feet General Fund or outright donations or fund-raising collections for purposes other than to support our beneficiaries. We pride ourselves in being 100% efficient in fund-raising and in the way we support our beneficiaries, and we want to keep it this way.
Project Happy Feet also prides itself for having strong corporate governance. The account holding all donations and collections from fund-raising events are audited by an independent body. We also maintain proper records and receipts from all activities. We believe in doing good, and doing good properly.
Before you donate, please note that:
- Your contribution will not attract any tax exemption because under the current laws, Project Happy Feet will never be able to attain an Institute of Public Character status (IPC status, or charity status, is only given to Singapore-based organisations that focus their wok on Singaporeans)
- Should you require an official receipt from us, please inform us via email.
- Should you prefer for your donation to go to a specific beneficiary, please advise us via email.
- For all matters pertaining to donations, please email us or call 62256610 during office hours.
EMPOWER PROJECT HAPPY FEET TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. !
Thank you for your support!