Our Campaign Story

ends 11 Apr 2023, 11:59 PM

It is love which prompts us to see to all spiritual and material needs of others

- St Magdalene of Canossa

Our Mother Foundress, St Magdalene of Canossa, had a mission. She wanted to ensure that every child had access to education, especially the poorest of the poor. Two hundred years later and half a world away from Italy, her mission is still alive and being carried out here in Canossaville.

The Catholic Church around the world celebrates Ash Wednesday today. This marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a 40-day period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving observed by Catholics to prepare ourselves for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

This Lenten season, we invite you to participate in the act of almsgiving with Canossaville and join us in our mission to care for vulnerable children and families.

Your Little Acts of Love this Lent will make a positive difference to those we serve. Let us follow the examples of Jesus and St Magdalene, and show our love and care for the poor.

About Campaign

Thanks to the support from Tote Board, every dollar donated to this campaign will be matched with an additional 40% and will go towards supporting Canossaville's Making A Difference (M.A.D) Fund 2023.
Canossaville is a social service agency in MacPherson supporting typically developing children and those with hearing loss and learning needs from birth to 12 years old by providing them an inclusive environment for learning and play. With the first option for the poor, provide extra support for the vulnerable families in our community through social and psychological aid.

Regardless of their family circumstances or their conditions, we strive to build an inclusive environment for these children, and ensure that our programmes are accessible to all.

For infants and young children with hearing loss, wearing hearing aids and having cochlear implants is just the beginning of the journey. Children with hearing loss need more intense and intentional intervention with support from trained therapists and teachers.

Together We Make A Difference!

About M.A.D

The Making A Difference (M.A.D) Fund is set up to support children and their families within Canossaville's community. Donations raised will be utilised for programmes and activities dedicated to children, especially those with hearing loss and multiple disabilities. This could include, but are not limited to programme fee subsidies, purchase of equipment and resources essential to the running of programmes and services.

About The Charity

Canossaville Children and Community Services (Canossaville) runs Canossian Early Intervention Programme For Infants and Children (EIPIC), Canossaville Preschool, Canossaville Student Care and Canossian Child Development Unit in the Aljunied-MacPherson area.

Our programmes cater to both mainstream students, as well as those with hearing loss, giving priority to the poorest living in the lower income neighbourhoods. We are open to all faiths and races and every child is empowered to develop their God-given talents to the fullest.

Founded by the Canossian Sisters in 1941, Canossaville operates under the guidance of the Canossian Daughters of Charity. We are licensed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Canossaville is also an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and is authorised to receive tax-deductible donations.

Children & Youth
Social Service