Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Apr 2022, 11:59 PM

Whoever cares for the poor lends to the Lord, who will pay back the sum in full (Proverbs 19:17)

Our Mother Foundress, St Magdalene of Canossa, had a mission. She wanted to ensure that every child had access to education, especially the poorest of the poor. Two hundred years later and half a world away from Italy, her mission is still alive and being carried out here in Canossaville.

The Catholic Church around the world celebrated Ash Wednesday on 2 March, marking the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a 40-day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving observed by Catholics to prepare ourselves for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

As a Catholic social service agency in Singapore, we invite you to carry out the act of almsgiving with us, and partner us as we continue our mission to care for the vulnerable children and families.

Your Little Acts of Love this Lent will make a positive difference to those we serve. Let us follow the examples of Jesus and St Magdalene, and show our love and care for the poor.

Thanks to the support of Tote Board's Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme, your donation to our Lent appeal will be designated towards Canossaville's Making A Difference (M.A.D) Fund and will be matched with an additional 40%.

Thank you and God bless!

About Campaign

Thanks to the support from Tote Board, every dollar donated to this campaign will be matched with an additional 40% and will go towards supporting Canossaville's Making A Difference (M.A.D) Fund.

Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) serves children across preschool and primary school ages. We support both neurotypical children and those with hearing loss and multiple disabilities. Regardless of their family circumstances or their conditions, we strive to build an inclusive environment for these children, and ensure that our programmes are accessible to all.

For infants and young children with hearing loss, wearing hearing aids and having cochlear implants is just the beginning of the journey. Children with hearing loss need more intense and intentional intervention with support from trained therapists and teachers.

Your donations can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to our children and their families.

About M.A.D

The Making A Difference (M.A.D) Fund is set up to support children and their families within Canossaville's community. Donations raised will be utilised for programmes and activities dedicated to children, especially those with hearing loss and multiple disabilities. This could include, but are not limited to programme fee subsidies, purchase of equipment and resources essential to the running of programmes and services to improve the holistic well-being of children and their families.

About The Charity

Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) runs Canossaville Preschool, Canossaville Student Care and Canossian Child Development Unit in the Aljunied-MacPherson area.

Our programmes cater to both mainstream students, as well as those with hearing loss, giving priority to the poorest living in the lower income neighbourhoods. We are open to all faiths and races and every child is empowered to develop their God-given talents to the fullest.

Founded by the Canossian Sisters in 1941, Canossaville operates under the guidance of the Canossian Daughters of Charity. We are licensed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Canossaville is also an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and is authorised to receive tax-deductible donations.

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