About Us



Project BonaFide Hearts was started by a few like minded working adults who hope to make a difference and hopefully inspire more people to do the same. Our successful projects are the results of many people in different walks of life contributing their time, money, passion and love. We have toddlers, students, grandma, housewives, single moms, working professionals, business owners all sharing in their own special way. Project BonaFide Hearts believes in reaping what we sow, we do not accept monetary donation. Check out our Facebook Page for the projects we have embarked upon since our inception! http://www.facebook.com/BonaFideHearts


Monday, 2 July 2012

Event Report for ECP Weekend - June 2012


We concluded our 6-day ECP Food & Family Fun event last June with aching backs, sore feet and happy hearts. 

Business was good, particularly on the weekends. Our tau-huay was a sell-out on all the weekends and customers sang praises of it being the best they have ever tasted. Our customers love our corn-in-a-cup too! Our brightly-coloured afro-wigs and sexy sunglasses frame were very popular among the young couples. In fact, two weeks after our event, we spotted our customers wearing it to mega-events like the Harry Potter Exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands and the annual Pink Dot event at Hong Lim Park! 

On top of bringing joy to our customers, we over-exceeded our sales target and raised a whopping $5,225.95 for Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped. We have been invited to their upcoming event on Oct 13 (International White Cane Day) to raise more funds, watch this space for this upcoming event! 

Letter of Appreciation from our supported Charity



Here are some snapshots of our event, more pictures are available on our Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/bonafidehearts


Happy Faces of our Volunteers 

We want to first thank our volunteers whom selflessly gave their time and energy to support our booth. Without your exuberant passion and energy, deft hands and generous souls, we will not have pulled off this huge event. 

In no order of importance nor preference, these are the behind-the-scene heroes & heroines whom we want to thank:
  • NParks for approving our booth application and giving us a chance to be there to execute our work for charity :) 
  • Marcus our portrait artist, Josephine & daughters our balloon artist - for sharing with us your precious talents 
  • Veron, Jenny, Muichin, Lisar - for supporting the food sales, it is a definitely back-breaking affair to be standing for 12-hours straight! 
  • Carmen, Neejuan, Lili & husband, Cindy, Coco, Li-n, Jenny's children - for supporting the stall set-up, merchandise sales and bringing your friends to volunteer
  • Shawn for making the heavy deliveries behind the scene to help us set up the booth 
  • Wing Kong, Yeow Peow, Felix  and Henry for keeping all our tummies filled with yummy food they "tapao-ed" specially for us all 
  • ...and finally ....Mr & Mrs Wang for sponsoring all the running costs and merchandise inventory for our event, that's how we can give 100% of our sales proceeds to SAVH :))
There are a few more beloved volunteers that I have yet to thank on this short list. I apologise that I do not know all of your names ... but I definitely do recognise your faces!! I also want to do a final shout out here to you guys here - Thank You, Thank YOu & Thank YOU :)) 




   

 

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Happy Faces of our Customers 

We want to next thank our customers! For being so sporting, so fun, so supportive and so encouraging!!! In particular, we have a few really special customers whom we want to thank: 
  • Ms Amy Yap our super agent whom brought her friends Mr Liu, Mr & Mrs Goh. Mrs Goh has kindly offered to sponsor all our future printing needs!
  • Ms Lillian Wong whom supported us through 5 of Marcus paintings ($150)
  • Ms Chong whom whipped up 20 of our fold-able stools ($198)
  • Mr X whom came by in his wheel chair every night to buy many of our merchandises and expressed his genuine concern over how much we are able to make by selling our items so cheaply
  • The Singapore-Idol of Tomorrow whom came by on our last night and entertained us with his crooning of the latest hits in town!




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Our Generous Sponsors

We also had the privilege of being item-sponsored by the following kind organisations in the midst of our event: 

A good old friend Lucas secretly requested Balloon Baron Specialties (www.balloonbaron.com.sg) to support our project. Ms. Annie Kwan generously sponsored 3 bags of balloons for our project! :)

Benjamin, who was first our customer and then became our sponsor, from Ray of Light Events & Production Services (https://www.facebook.com/RayOfLight.Singapore) designed and made for us these awesome identity badges for our volunteers.

Red Bull, who was also first our customer and then became our sponsor, gave us many cans of Red Bull to keep us flying through the whole weekend! Red Bull really gave us wings!



 


 

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The conclusion of this ECP event had left many members of Project BonaFide Hearts Team feeling empowered and capable of doing more to give more in their lives. This, I believe, is our greatest personal gift thus far. 


Thank you for joining us in this journey! 



Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility 
to give something back by becoming more. 
~ Tony Robbins





Reported by: 
Shufang on behalf of Project BonaFide Hearts Team


P/S: If I have left out any important souls, please kindly drop a comment here or email me at bonafidehearts@gmail.com! 


Friday, 1 June 2012

Join us this June Holidays @ East Coast Park!




Food & Family Fun @ ECP
A Fund-raising Event by Project Bona Fide Hearts

East Coast Park Pop-up Kiosk F (near ECP Burger King)
8-10 June, Fri - Sun, 10am – 6pm
15-17 June, Fri - Sun, 10am – 6pm

Dear Bonafide Hearts Supporters,

For this June School Holidays, we are organising a 6-day fund-raising event at East Coast Park over 2 weekends.
We will be selling our local favourite snacks like Corn-in-a-Cup, Cheesy Nachos, Hotdog Bun, Silky Tauhuay ... and more!

On both Saturdays and Sundays, we have activities to keep everyone in your family entertained:

·         Balloon Twisting, Hand Painting and Stack-a-Cup Challenge (with prizes to be won!) for your little ones.

·         Local Portrait Artist, Marcus Lim, will also be gracing our event to do your portrait for a mere $30!

Proceeds from this event will be 100% donated to Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped whose mission is to help the visually handicapped to help themselves to regain their independence in life.

If you would like to support us or even just to pop by and say “Hi!” ... here are the details:





Event Details:

East Coast Park Pop-up Kiosk F
(near ECP Burger King)

8-10 June, Fri - Sun, 10am – 6pm

15-17 June, Fri - Sun, 10am – 6pm


This is how a Pop-Up Kiosk looks like:




Travel Directions:

By Car:
East Coast Park Carpark C3
ECP (towards AYE) Exit 10B
ECP (towards Changi Airport) Exit 10A

By Bus:
1)      Bus 401 - Alight near Long Beach Restaurant

2)      Bus 13, 16, 196 – Alight at Blk 19 Marine Terrace and use the ECP underpass




 


About Us:
Project BonaFide Hearts was started by a few like-minded working adults who hope to make a difference and hopefully inspire more people to do the same.

Our successful projects are the results of many people in different walks of life contributing their time, money, passion and love. We have toddlers, students, grandma, housewives, single moms, working professionals, business owners all sharing in their own special way.

We have supported GUIDES and Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital in our previous projects. You are welcomed to check our Facebook Page for the latest project that we are working on!
[http://www.facebook.com/BonaFideHearts]



Friday, 20 January 2012

Special Feature: Adopt a Portrait this Chinese New Year


While we were at Philips Singapore, a very kind gentleman, Mr Steven Lee, kindly donated 4 art crafts to support our CNY project. These beautiful artwork are done by his lovely children.

We are putting them up for adoption, for any amount, and the proceeds will go to our selected charity of choice for this project!

Email us at bonafidehearts@gmail.com to adopt any of these beautiful paintings!

Painting #1 - Flowers of Joy

Painting #2 - Rays of Hope

Painting #3 - Garden of Gratitude (Left)
Painting #4 - Hearts with Appreciation (Right)


Sunday, 8 January 2012

[环宝袋] 新年做善事, 买一个环宝袋! ($8 each)

[福袋] Adopt a 福袋! ($38 each)


FAQs
What is this “Adopt a 福袋” about?
It is a donation-in-kind drive for the elderly patients of a charitable organisation. We aim to bring the joy of Chinese New Year to the needy patients of this hospital. All your 福袋 will be packaged using our $8 环宝袋 which comes with a Chinese New Year card and an auspicious decoration. 

How do I adopt a福袋?
First of all, we want to thank you for your support!

To adopt a 福袋is as simple as 123:
1.       Choose a bag you want to give and submit through our online order form –
2.       Wait for our confirmation and fund transfer instructions. 
3.       Once fund is received, we will give you a serial number for your 福袋

When are you delivering the 福袋?
We aim to deliver all our福袋to the organization on the 8th day of Chinese New Year (30-Jan-2012). It is an open event and you are very welcomed to join us.

How do I know this is not a scam?
You can request to join us on our order processing day! It will be on the 27 - 28 Jan 2012. Alternatively, you can refer to our previous X’mas fundraising project that we did for GUIDES. You can see our pretty faces there –

Can I choose the items in the 福袋?
If you would like to send the 福袋 via Project BonaFide Hearts, we are afraid that you cannot choose the items. We are working on the basis of economy of scale and efficiency.

However, if you would like to send your own gifts, you can directly contact them. We are very sure they will welcome your gifts! May we suggest that you pack your gift with our $8 环宝袋 which comes with a Chinese New Year card and an auspicious decoration! :-)

Why did you run this project?
We want to make it easy for busy professionals to share a gift of love in the most efficient way. As you can see from our project model, we are providing the service of gathering funds, buying the items, packing it nicely as a Chinese New Year gift, and bringing your gift of love to the elderly patients in the hospital. We hope that by making it easy to give, more people will give.