How Your Donation Makes a Difference
1 month's school holiday outings and activities for a child from a low-income family
1 month's subsidised student care services for an underprivileged child
2 months' youth activities and sports for engagement with an at-risk youth
2 months' mentoring and guidance for a troubled youth to develop confidence, character and self-esteem
Our Campaign Storyends 10 Aug 2021, 11:59 PM
Join me, donate or partner with me as I challenge myself to cycle more than 100km around the Singapore Island, from Changi and ending at The GRIT Project centre at Jurong West.
I am Joyce, a social worker from The GRIT Project, a Children and Youth Centre serving the 5 to 17 years old. We do mostly interest-based mentoring as well as drop-in services. Having been through a difficult childhood and adolescence struggling mostly on my own, I saw the importance of having a caring adult journeying and guiding a young soul.
I CAN PERSEVERE, I HAVE GRIT!
Do you remember what your dreams were when you were a child? As children, our futures lie limitless in the horizon - and we all have dreams that we can do or be something great. Yet, life circumstances like financial difficulties and family issues mean many children and youths are disadvantaged from the start.
We named our fundraiser #ICAN____ to encourage all children and youths to fill in the blank with their dreams and aspirations and uncover their unique potential and talents.
One of our campaign ambassadors, Smitha will be embarking on her personal challenge:#ICANSparkImagination challenge. For 7 days, she will be unlocking the imagination of children at our Lakeside Student Care through teaching speech and drama and writing. Stay tuned as we share other upcoming challenges by our campaign Ambassadors!
#ICAN____ raises funds for Lakeside's children & youth services: Lakeside Student Care, Reading Intervention Services, The GRIT Project. With your support, we can provide meaningful opportunities, mentorship, and practical assistance for children and youths.
You can make a difference in their lives by donating and starting your own #ICAN____ challenge to raise funds! Together, we hope to raise $300,000 and any amount will be greatly appreciated.
Find out more at www.lakeside.org.sg/support-us/i-can
About The Charity
Lakeside is a charity which has served the community in Jurong since 1993, regardless of race, language, or religion.
We develop resilience in disadvantaged children, mould troubled youths into contributing individuals, empower active seniors to help lonely seniors, assist ex-offenders in reintegrating into society, and help women with unsupported pregnancies.
We are an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
Find out more at www.lakeside.org.sg.