How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Provides a laptop for a child to receive home-based learning
Helps a child to receive early intervention to aid their development
Supports a child's home-based learning through provision of prepaid data card
Provides specialised transport for a client to access services at SPD
Our Campaign Storyends 16 May 2020, 11:59 PM
We have seen some challenging times these past few months arising from the COVID-19 situation. Many businesses are affected, and so are many charities in Singapore. At SPD, we have seen a drop in donations as well as contract work for our sheltered workshop trainees. We foresee this will likely continue for the rest of the year or even longer.
The question as to how we are going to sustain the same level of care and support to our clients with disabilities when our funds run low, weighs heavily on our minds.
More than 200 persons with different disabilities attend our day care and sheltered employment programmes daily. This gives their caregivers time for rest and to go out to work. Over 6000 adults and the elderly receive a range of therapy services to help get them back on their feet so that they can be as independent and self-reliant as possible. Over 500 children with developmental needs are offered early intervention support twice or thrice weekly to give them equal opportunity to education. These are but some of the support that we offer persons with disabilities which are much-needed in their rehabilitation journey and have to continue - in good times and bad.
Help us keep our programmes running, and give persons with disabilities the chance at leading a dignified and independent life. Please give generously through this campaign.
Chief Executive Officer, SPD
About The Charity
SPD is a local charity set up in 1964 to help people with disabilities maximise their potential and be a part of mainstream society.
We are here to help children and youths with special needs reach for the stars and be the best that they can be through early intervention and educational support.
We strive to boost the self-reliance and mobility of persons with disabilities within the community, and we do so through therapy services, assistive technology and the support and encouragement of our care team.
Our day care programmes provide respite to families, making it possible for persons with disabilities to stay with their loved ones at home for as long as possible without having to resort to institutional care.
A strong advocate for inclusive employment, we train people with disabilities and work with them to seek suitable employment opportunities so that they can be financially independent and lead a full and engaged life.
After more than 50 years, we remain focused and committed to enabling people with disabilities.