How Your Donation Makes a Difference
S$10 will contribute towards supporting our services.
S$50 will fund as many as 8 hospital trips, for a financially needy elderly or disabled person (based on the family's financial means testing).
S$100 will defray the costs of 5 physiotherapy sessions, for a financially needy elderly or disabled person (based on the family's financial means testing).
S$200 will fund the transport services for a disabled student, for 1 month, so (s)he can go to school (based on the family's financial means testing).
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Mar 2016, 11:59 PM
This year my family went through one of the darkest and most challenging periods of our life. My mother had a severe stroke and it turned our lives upside down. It brought us closer despite the usual difficulties, but it gave us a glimpse into the importance of timely, regular and quality therapy. A committed group of therapists have been helping my mom and we are so encouraged by her tenacious and determined spirit to overcome.
We want to support Handicaps Welfare Association as a self-help group of disabled persons to refurbish and equip their therapy services as they empower their peers with examples of hope and dignity.
We are fundraising for my mother's birthday present as she would like to do this for others - because they are also family.
The Handicaps Welfare Association, HWA, has been providing a rehabilitation programme specially tailored to the needs of people with physical disabilities since 1992, at its Whampoa Rehabilitation Centre.
Currently more than 120 PWDs and elderly Singaporeans are receiving rehabilitation service from this centre, regularly. This centre also provides regular consultation to our 2,000 members, and counting, as and when they require assistance on accessibility, employment assistance, purchase of mobility aids or disability certification. Most of them hail from less privileged backgrounds.
As the demand for rehabilitation service surges in keeping with an ageing population, HWA will be expanding its current facility. We are hoping to replace our current rehabilitative and exercise equipment, and purchase more comprehensive and modern ones, to better serve our clients in need.
About The Charity
For the past 50 years, the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) has been providing needed services to people with physical disabilities. To fund its services to the needy beneficiaries, HWA has to rely on the generosity of the public and organisations for financial support.
In recent years, HWA has expanded its services to meet the increasing and changing needs of people with disabilities and the rapidly aging population. The number of beneficiaries that HWA served is also growing and this means HWA has to increase its staff strength to meet the needs of the beneficiaries.
With the continuing community support, HWA will be empowered to continue its mission in serving people with disabilities and the elderly.
On behalf of our beneficiaries, thank you so much for your support!