NCVO Struggling To Raise Cash

| 14/10/2014

(CNS): Officials from one of Cayman’s oldest charities that takes care of local children in need is struggling to raise the money it needs to keep its various programmes running. Ahead of its annual radio telethon later this month the charity said Tuesday that it was more than $50,000 short in funding for its main annual fundraiser. The NCVO will need to raise over $140k from the event in order to maintain the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, Miss Nadine’s Pre-school, the Jack and Jill Nursery, the John R Gray Memorial Fund and the Caring Cousins Lunch Support Programme.

Despite the high standard of living for many in Cayman hundreds of children are still living in poverty and difficult situations and depend on the NCVO services.

The charity has produced a fund raising video and is asking anyone who can help to contact the charity on 949 2124.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Lucky could donate $270,000….oops

  2. Anonymous says:

    It's amazing how many charities are out there trying to raise funds to help the needy when the prisoners are sitting at the Northward Hotel with not a care in the world!  Somehow the tables need to turn in that the money spent on these prisoners by Government (approximately $64,000 per annum per prisoner) should be re-applied to these charities and the prisoners be made to hold fundraisers to upkeep their "three meals a day, no bills to pay, exempt from all medical and dental expenses" reward for raping, murdering, robbing etc. innocent people.  Pardon me while I hold a grudge!    

  3. Anonymous says:

    i suggest a "coin change" collection kitty to all paypoints at fosters and kirks – reason is simple no one uses up the penny change and if this is collected up (incl. 5,10,25 cents) it will all add up and for good of society— why is NCVO short of simple practical ideas/solutions here ?? My two cents.

  4. The Undercover Reporter says:

    Call the churches that got  hundreds of thousands and have them return the Nation Building money, so we can put it to good use, like NCVO! Thank You!

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you need $140K but only have $90K then take the $90K and go to Las Vegas and put the $90K… sorry, my bad, that has already been proven not to work.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, we gave all our money to the "Save Our Asphalt Heritage" campaign.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Struggling to raise cash to have a fundraiser to raise more cash?  I have gotten weary of these NFP organizations, although the NCVO have been around for many years, its amazing how many have donated each year but it never seem to be enough. 

    • Anonymous says:

      i have an an idea here…. it's called the one penny donation. If the NCVO can put up collection points in all supermarkets and retails across cayman… this will sort out their money issue….. reason we all get on average lots of pennies that we have no use for after grocerie shopping…. they can then take these back to any local bank ….say on a weekly basis and see how much it all adds up….say at the end of year


    • Running costs says:

      How silly, never enough?  The NCVO runs charity and children's programs…there is an annual running cost!  The children just don't stop coming?  What a silly comment, the NCVO will always need finds to keep their programs going to serve our cimmunity.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Host a fun run.  Lots of people will participate.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Cut one of the charities…

  10. Anonymous says:

    You mean to tell me all these drug dealers and con-artists around here cant donate some of their money to this worthy cause?

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, as it is their children that are putting the strains on the system….