How Your Donation Makes a Difference
1 set of art therapy materials
1 child's participation in a group art therapy workshop
1 clinical art therapy session in Singapore
Thank you for donating 500 dollars!
Our Campaign Storyends 13 Jan 2023, 11:59 PM
It is never easy caring for a loved one with dementia. It can be distressing not only for families, but for the elderly themselves.
They may struggle with a range of emotions like confusion, anger, loss, fear and disbelief. As the memory disturbances sets, they may be torn between emotions while they adjust.
When they get something wrong, they may feel annoyed and angry. They may feel upset with other people too. They may not know they are upset and cannot describe why they feel like that.
All these can be frightening and confusing for them. It can lead to depression, anxiety, loneliness and loss of appetite.
Art therapy is a creative way for our elderly with dementia to manage pain and stress, and deal with memory loss. It can provide an alternative way of communication and self-expression, improve creativity and raising their self-esteem.
Through creative imagination, it can help the elderly with dementia connect with past memories. This helps bring joy and alleviates their depression.
Your generous donation can help an elderly with dementia to cope well through art therapy. Your gift could be the thing that can bring them comfort and relief.
About The Charity
The Red Pencil (Singapore) is an Institution of Public Character and a registered charity founded in Singapore with a mission to bring the benefits of arts therapy (drawing, music, movement and dance) to children, adults and less privileged families who have been through overwhelming and traumatic life circumstances such life-threatening illness, violence and abuse, for which they may have no words.
We partner with hospitals, family centres, foster and elderly homes and shelters, schools and prisons, and all health-related institutions to help them incorporate arts therapy as part of their existing psycho-social programmes.
The creative process of arts therapy allows our service users to express the unspeakable, to experience release and relief, to find new resources, gain self-confidence and feel empowered to move on towards a more hopeful and happier life. At The Red Pencil (Singapore), we are dedicated to the resilience and long-term recovery of the most vulnerable from all walks of life, to allow them to grow and become healthy and happy human beings for the world of tomorrow.
Through arts therapy, The Red Pencil (Singapore) helps break the vicious cycles of helplessness and violence, reduces stress and trauma and offers a way of expression towards balance, self-empowerment and resilience. Anyone, anywhere, at any stage in their life, can benefit from arts therapy.