How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Your donation provides a trip for a beneficiary to take specialised transport to attend our programmes and services.
This contribution will help to ignite the artist in our beneficiaries by supporting a week of art lessons.
With your contribution, this will help to support one beneficiary in attending weekly centre-based programme that focuses on building their functional and vocational skills training.
Your generous contribution will ensure that a beneficiary undergoess weekly physiotherapy for a year, making sure that he/she maintain muscle usage and slow down muscle-weakening.
Our Campaign Storyends 24 Sep 2016, 11:59 PM
We are a group of JC1 students from St Joseph's Institution (Senior School) representing our CITI-YMCA Youth-For-Causes team, Project Kindle, as part of an initiative to help patients suffering from Muscular Dystrophy (MD). Our chosen Voluntary Welfare Organisation is the Muscular Dystrophy Association of (Singapore) (MDAS), which is a self-help organisation formed in March 2000 to empower people with Muscular Dystrophy as well as their families and whose mission is to maximise the quality of life of people with Muscular Dystrophy and their families, to integrate them into society and support research towards a cure.
MD is an incurable muscle disease which causes the degeneration of muscle mass and over time persons with MD will face challenges even whilst doing the simplest things like lifting their hands.
One of the programs MDAS holds is called the COMPASS program, which is a kids' development program that nurtures children with MD. We are raising funds for this programme so as to provide them with better learning opportunities. Funds raised will be used to create a conducive learning environment for them to explore and develop themselves further despite their disabilities. We hope that through this, we will be able to fulfil our goals of building confidence and developing resilience within these children.
About The Charity
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore), MDAS, is a non-profit social service agency that empowers persons with Muscular Dystrophy and their families through programmes and services. MDAS is a full member of NCSS and a registered charity with IPC (Institution of Public Character) status.
Since our inception in March 2000, our mission is:
- To provide care and support to people with Muscular Dystrophy;
- To provide health and public education on Muscular Dystrophy;
- And to support medical research on Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a group of genetic physical conditions characterised by muscle-weakening and contractures. Persons with MD face challenges with activities of daily living, from flipping a page in a book, to toileting and bathing. Many persons with MD have to rely on mobility aids, especially a motorised wheelchair, in order to commute. There is currently no known cure for MD.
Your generous donation will go towards supporting MDAS's operating expenditure in providing programmes, services, all supporting costs for over 500 beneficiaries and sustain its operating activities.