Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Nov 2021, 11:59 PM

Hi there! We are a group of students from St. Joseph's Institution, one of the Lasallian schools in Singapore. Service is at the heart of all we do, and despite the stringent COVID restrictions, our efforts to serve the community this year will not be subdued one bit.

As such, we will be taking part in LFS' (Lakeside Family Services) "4ward Together 4 Million Steps" campaign. In this campaign, we will be walking overnight for more than 40km all the way from LFS' HQ at Yung Ho Road to Changi Chapel & Museum, so as to raise funds for ex-inmates and inmates in Singapore in order to aid their rehabilitation back into society. The road to rehabilitation may be bumpy and exhausting, and for one night, we wish to walk in solidarity with these inmates who have a genuine desire for society to embrace them once more.

We believe that every inmate should be given a second chance at life, and in the spirit of this, the funds raised will go towards rehabilitation facilities and programmes for the inmates. In this way, these inmates and ex inmates will be able to better re-integrate into society with strong support from rehabilitative staff and dearly missed family members.

Our goals may be high, and the road long, but every cent, every dollar, every donation counts towards the bright futures of these inmates and ex-inmates as they transition back into our society, free to start anew. Therefore, any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your kindness!

About Campaign

Lakeside Family Services launched its first #AMillionSteps fundraising campaign in 2020, targeting to reach 1 million steps together to raise funds for our programmes serving (ex-)inmates and their families.

This year, we hope to continue supporting them in their journey to reintegration. Together with all our staff, volunteers and friends of Lakeside, we are committed to pledge 1,000 steps for each of the 4,000 (ex-)inmates we work with.

In the spirit of going the distance together, our campaign this year is titled 4ward Together 4 Million Steps. Together with all our staff, volunteers and friends of Lakeside, we hope to walk 4 Million Steps and raise $300,000.

Lakeside provides a wide range of services, including:

1. Family Resource Centre, a one-stop centre for inmates and their families

2. Case Management Support for inmates on the Work Release Scheme

3. Life skills workshops through our Release Preparation Programme

4. Televisit services for families to visit their loved ones in prison through our teleconferencing facility

5. Holistic programmes for financial assistance, family bonding, and casework support after release

Clock your steps with us and invite your friends and family to support your walk! For more info, visit https://www.lakeside.org.sg/support-us/4-million-steps/

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.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Families
Social Service