Fundraising Activity Agenda
Singaporeans are fortunate. The economy is strong and the region stable. They live a materially comfortable life with good housing and health care and their children have a bright future.
In this society, it is the family and not the state which is called upon first in times of need. But to the isolated individual without the traditional extended family support system, life can be difficult. A person who falls into this situation may become trapped in a vicious cycle from which he or she is unable to escape without some intervention from the community.
In 1968 a group of Dutch women established the Netherlands Charity Association. The NCAís purpose is to support the underprivileged in Singapore.
It is now on the Registry of Societies and is an associate member of the National Council of Social Services. The NCA committee meets monthly to plan and organise fund-raising activities.
The most successful activity is the Charity Christmas Fair in November. In addition, funds are raised through donations by individuals and companies, sales of cards and the recently published NCA cookbook.
Volunteer work is divided into two types: organising fund-raising activities and visiting the Childrenís Society Convalescent Home to provide love and stimulation to the toddlers who live there.
In 2006, the NCA made donations totalling S$63,015 supporting the following projects:
The Breadline Group is run by Singaporean volunteers and has adopted over 200 destitute families, each on the recommendation of a social worker. The NCA takes care of eight of these families and supports six Polytechnic students with a monthly allowance for educationally related needs.
Boy's Town, is a home for boys between 13 and 18 years, from families in need. With the slogan "we love, we care, we respect the boys for who they are!", Boy's Town offers a sheltering home, a secondary school and a technical training centre. More than eighty percent of their income is from their own fundraising. NCA sponsors two schoolboys each year.
The Society for the Physically Disabled runs a workplace, where people with visual, hearing, neuro-muscular, intellectual or multiple disabilities are able to work.
Child at Street 11, formerly known as Hariprasad Child Care Centre, looks after the daily needs of 68 children from two to six years old. This centre takes in only needy children. The fees are charged according to the income of the family.
Singapore Leprosy Relief Association is a home for those who have had leprosy and are now cured, but who are unable to go back into society.
Children's Society Convalescent Home is a foster home for children unable to live at home due to domestic problems.
The NCA is paying the tuition fees of three Polytechnic Students for the duration of their studies. They come from poor families who can't afford to pay for their children's education.
A shelter for abused maids and other foreign workers.
Good Sheperd Centre
FAQ: *I am a member of the Hollandse Club, so I am automatically a member of The NCA?
Answer: No, you are not. The Hollandse Club is our mailing address. But we are an independent association.
FAQ: *Do I need to be Dutch speaking to be able to be a donor to The NCA?
Answer: No, all nationalities are welcome!
FAQ: * Is charity really necessary in Singapore?
Answer: Yes, although all Singaporeans have a roof above their head, they can become trapped in times of need if their families are not able to support them.
Without some intervention from the community, life can be difficult for these individuals.
FAQ: * When I donate money to The NCA, do I also need to do volunteer work?
Answer: No, you donít need to. But if you want to, we can give you information about it.
FAQ: * How can I support The NCA?
Answer: Contact us by sending an e-mail to: or send a cheque written out to the Netherlands Charity Association and mail to: c/o Hollandse Club,
22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814
Upcoming fundraising events:
- 20 november
Charity Christmas Fair
from 10 am - 5 pm at the Dutch Club
Free entrance for all
What to find there:
Unique gift items, fresh Christmas wreaths, toys, lots of Dutch food items for Christmas as well as "Sinterklaas", Gouda cheese and the NCA Christmas cards.
- 7 December
Gingerbread House workshop
For kids aged 10-12 years
venue: the Hollandse School Ltd
- 7 December
Ginger Cookie workshop
For kids aged 6-10 years. Decorate your Gingerbread Christmas "ball"
venue: the Hollandse School Ltd
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