Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Jan 2021, 11:59 PM

Please support my #HeartofSG campaign to raise funds for President's Challenge.

Christmas is a time of giving and instead of presents this year, I would appreciate a Gift of Good with your donation.

So this giving season help me make a difference in the life of a person living with a disability. Persons with disabilities require life long assistance, care and support. After being suddenly disabled at the age of 20, I have experienced the difficulties first hand. I've only lived with a disability for 3 years, there are many who have lived with a disability their whole lives.Living with a disability requires a lot of care and support.

Help Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) provide care and support to people who have Muscular Dystrophy (MD) with me.

Your donations will go towards any of the 5 selected charities that support skill upgrading and employment of vulnerable groups, so that they too can fulfil their full potential in life.

About Campaign

Centred on the spirit of giving, Maybank's Heart of Singapore (#HeartofSG) campaign seeks to unite everyone from different walks of life to empower our communities in need.

To double the public's efforts, Maybank will match donations raised dollar-for-dollar up to S$180,000 for the 5 supported charities under the #HeartofSG campaign!

Click on 'Fundraise Now', to create your sub-campaign and help raise funds! For fundraisers who are gifting items for donations, please make delivery arrangements outside of Giving.sg. We suggest stating your contact details in your campaign description for the donor to reach you.

About the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore):
Muscular Dystrophy refers to a group of muscular disorders characterised by muscle weakness, wasting and contractures, which are usually progressive in nature and sometimes even life threatening. These disorders result from inherited gene abnormalities. MDAS' 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.

The #HeartofSG campaign is in line with Maybank's mission to Humanise Financial Services, shining a spotlight on those in need as they weather the onslaught of Covid-19. Maybank is dedicating donations to ELF for President's Challenge 2020 because their programmes reach out to disadvantaged groups in the areas of skills upgrading, capacity building and employment.

About The Charity

The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society.

Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social
entrepreneurship.

In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Elderly
Families