Our Campaign Story

ends 26 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde.

Dear kind and beautiful visitor,

As we all know, everyone has the right to dream, to pursue it. Within our community, there is a special group of people who need YOUR help in their journey to fulfilling their dreams.

As part of this year's YMCA E-Flag Day, I am appealing to you to give to youth with special needs. In giving, you will empower many young souls, the arrows of our shared future. They shall then stride on, with a new spring in their steps, to become confident individuals.

"Most people see what is, and never see what can be." I choose to believe that you are able to see the potential in youth with special needs. After all, they are not much different from you and me-- they have aspirations for their future, and they possess strengths that outshine their weaknesses, abilities that trump their disabilities. They need affirmation, support and love, just like you and I do.

So, in this jolly and warm giving season, let us give. Your contribution, regardless of monetary value, will be greatly appreciated.

To youth with special needs-- I believe in you.

Happy Holidays :)

With love,

Jiayun, a 17-year old just like any other.

Proceeds go towards YMCA Community Service Programmes.

These programmes include Special Needs Hospitality Training Programme and Y Camp Challenge.

About Campaign

This YMCA Flag Day 2020, strengthen youth with special needs by supporting programmes that provide employment and enhance vocational, artistic and social skills.

Your donation will empower youths with special needs like Yan Tong, who has Down syndrome. Yan Tong currently works at The Social Kitchen @ YMCA. He also participates in many special needs programmes including Y Arts and Y Dance programmes. These programmes build his confidence, independence, and social skills. They also provide him with opportunities to interact with his peers and befriend volunteers.

We hope to raise $40,000 for programmes that challenge, champion and train youth with special needs, so they can live even more dignified and independent lives. Every dollar donated will make TWICE the impact - thanks to support from a dollar-to-dollar matching donation through the Tote Board's Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme.

Donate today to make a difference!

#YMCAStrong #SGCares #GivingWeekSG #CityOfGood

About The Charity

*COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19, many vulnerable communities face new challenges. Fundraising has also become exceptionally difficult. We would like to make an appeal to all to join us in our efforts in reaching out during these tough times. Your donation will fund new initiatives and existing programmes that support these communities. Please read "Our Programmes" for more information on these programmes.


The YMCA of Singapore stands to challenge, champion and train youth to stand up and be counted as independent and effective contributors to an inclusive society.

Our "YMCA Strong" campaign is a statement of our desired outcome for all we serve - to give our clients a hand up, not simply a handout, so that each one will be strengthened to reach their potential.

Our programmes range from training and employing special needs youth to mobilising and training youth leaders and volunteers to serve the needy in society.

Children & Youth
Social Service