The President’s Challenge is an annual series of community-based activities initiated by President S R Nathan in 2000. The aims of President’s Challenge are firstly, to increase awareness about how the community can get involved in helping the less fortunate and secondly, to raise funds for the social service sector. It is hoped that by doing this, a more cohesive society would be created. The Challenge also aims to convey that the more able in society have a special responsibility to help the rest of society and that all Singaporeans can make a difference in our community.
The President’s Challenge highlights the role of the public, people and private sectors in meeting these aims through their participation in events organised during the week.
Prior to the President’s Challenge, there were several charity events carrying the President's name organised at different points during the year. President S R Nathan decided that it would be better to consolidate all such events onto a single President's Challenge platform and make this the premier annual project for the social services sector to rally the public towards helping those in need of assistance.
Goodies bag for us!!!
Each year, President’s Office would select a list of beneficiaries who are in need of funds or have problems raising funds on their own as beneficiaries of President’s Challenge. Organisers raising funds for President’s Challenge have the option of directing funds to selected beneficiaries from the list.
Click here to view the list of beneficiaries for President’s Challenge 2009.
In addition, various other organisations, including schools, institutions of higher learning, private corporations and public service organisations had organised their own in-house fund-raising activities in support of President’s Challenge 2009, during or outside of the President’s Challenge week.
President's Challenge 2009 raised a total of approximately $10 million for 37 beneficiaries including the Comm Chest.
The Exciting Programme on that day
Waiting for the arrival of President S R Nathan!
Welcoming the President with Lion Dance!
Cheerleading dance performances
"Tie the Blind, We are One"
Rock climbing from Water Venture
Some of the activities going on at the event- Football
Playground for kids and
their favourite popcorn and cotton candy selling at the event.
The children had fun!
So are the adults too...
They were doing some handicaft.
Singing performance at the event. Look like everyone had fun at the event.
I had fun snapping photo too!
This event is really meaningful I felt and really glad I'm part of it!
For 2010, all donations are entitled to 2.5 times tax deductions. Donors should include personal particulars for auto-inclusion for tax deduction, thus tax receipts for donations via e-donation and telepoll will not be issued.
However, some organisers may set a floor amount so that the cost of administering the tax exemption is not higher than the amount donated.
Via Short Text Messaging (SMS)
Donate via SMS to 78888
Key in: SMS Code
$2 donation: PC02
$10 donation: PC10
$20 donation: PC20
E.g. PC20 S1234567A
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** Participants under 18 years old must seek parental consent.
Administrative charges for all donations are waived.
For other way of donating, click .
For More information on President's Challenge, click here.