How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$10 will give a child from low-income and/or single-parent family with academic support and enriching activities that build good character values.
$50 will help vulnerable elderly living alone receive support services to relieve their loneliness and social isolation.
$100 will provide care and relief to a low-income family through support groups, counselling and consultations.
$200 will train adults with intellectual disabilities to build their daily living skills, such as taking public transport and preparing their own meals.
Our Campaign Storyends 05 Jan 2018, 11:59 PM
I'm Wei Tze, father to Philip. Your donations have helped Philip to better manage and communicate his emotions to us; he has also learnt skills that have enabled him to be more independent.
Philip was diagnosed with moderate intellectual disability and mild autism. He often had difficulty expressing his thoughts and feelings, and would smash things at home to vent his anger. He was also fearful of public places and refused to leave our house. Despite trying hard to understand and help him, my family and I felt frustrated and at a loss. I worried about his future.
In 2006, a friend told us about TOUCH Ubi Hostel, where lifeskill coaches train adults with intellectual disability in daily living skills and how to relate to others.
Philip was 28 when he started attending TOUCH Ubi Hostel. Over the next few years, I saw Philip making progress in controlling his emotions and learning to communicate with us.
Today he is 38, he is now able to take public transport together with us. What a relief that we are now able to go out with Philip and enjoy activities together as a family.
We are grateful to donors like you for enabling Philip to live a more independent and dignified life.
This festive season, I hope you will consider making a donation to TOUCH, so that Philip and his friends at TOUCH can continue to learn to be self-reliant, and contribute back to society.
Thank you for giving, and I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!
- Wong Wei Tze
About The Charity
A not-for-profit charitable organisation, TOUCH Community Services serves people of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds through its network of 18 services. Each year, its programmes and services meet the needs of some 36,000 clients and 146,000 service users.
TOUCH is committed to helping its clients rise up above their circumstances, and live their lives with dignity and purpose. Your contributions to TOUCH will allow needy children to receive academic coaching and values-driven character development programmes, provide at-risk youths with another shot in life, allow the frail elderly to age-in-place by receiving medical help in their homes, and help persons with intellectual disabilities integrate better into society.