Walk for Sight & Sound 2013

July 26th, 2013 @

Greetings from St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang!

For the fifth year running, together with the Lions Club of Georgetown Perdana, St Nicholas’ Home will once again be having our annual Walk For Sight & Sound 2013!

Date: 6th October 2013

Time: 7am to 12pm

Venue: Youth Park/Botanical Gardens

Participation fee: RM15 per person

An array of fantastic lucky draw prizes are up for grabs! This charity blind-folded Walk is organised to create awareness and to raise funds for the visually-impaired community. Registration is now open, so make you sure you tell all your family, friends & colleagues and mark your calendars!

This year, to ease the registration process, we also have online registration! Just log on to: http://charity.grocerasia.com/ to sign up now!

We hope to see you there!





SNH Carnival 2013

July 19th, 2013 @

St. Nicholas’ Home, Penang is organizing the annual SNH Carnival for the second time around. These are the details of the charity event:

Day and Date: 7th September 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Venue: St Nicholas’ Home, No 4, Jalan Bagan Jermal, 10250 Penang (Enter through Persiaran Midlands)

With around 70 stalls, the carnival will feature various types of delectable local food, delightful arts and handicrafts, fun and educational games and great entertainment. Massage services will also be offered by our very own St. Nicholas’ Home Wellness Centre. We will also have blind awareness stalls, where people can learn about and experience blindness, low vision and braille.

There is something for everyone to enjoy while spending fun and quality time with their family. The children will have a fun time with Mr. Bean the clown entertaining them with stories, magic show and balloon animals. There are also other fantastic performances while people are enjoying the food and activities.

St Nicholas’ Home is a premier institution that serves the blind and visually impaired in Malaysia. Established as an orphanage in 1926, the home has since grown to become a fully residential training centre. Besides providing training in massage therapy, basket-weaving, pastry-making and IT, the home also provides counselling and interventional services for individuals suffering from imminent blindness. St Nicholas’ Home is also the only institution that serves children with multiple disabilities and senior citizens with visual impairment. And soon, we will have a TASKA for BVI children in Penang!

Over the decades, the home has been able to provide its services free of charge, thanks to the generous contributions from organizations and individuals. The home relies heavily on donations, sponsorships and revenue generated from charity events. All proceeds from this carnival will be channelled towards creating awareness as well as our educational and skills training programs that would benefit our trainees directly.

We appeal to the individuals and organisations to support us by buying our coupons priced at RM20 per booklet or set up a stall at the carnival. If you are unable to operate the stall on the day, you can sponsor one at RM500.  Donations towards the cost of the Carnival are also welcomed and tax-exemption receipt will be issued. We hope to raise RM100,000 after expenses from the Carnival this year.

We expect to welcome 3000 people at our Carnival, joining hands with us in our effort to serve and support our blind and visually impaired friends.

For those who are coming, please be informed that these are the places for parking your vehicles:

– Gottlieb Road market (Junction of Gottlieb Road and Burma Road)

– Persatuan Murid-murid Sekolah Perempuan Cina (Jalan Bagan Jermal, opposite St. Nicholas’ Home)

– Indian Association (Jalan Bagan Jermal)

– Le Ann Maxima (Jalan Bagan Jermal)

The St. Nicholas’ Home Carnival banners will be hung at these places.

Coupons for the carnival are available at St. Nicholas’ Home. Enquiries on the coupon and stall can be made by phone at 04-2290800 or via info@snh.org.my.

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