How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Show your support to empower people with visual impairment and their caregivers.
Provide a GDS client with a new mobility cane or information technology skills.
Teach a GDS client basic mobility cane skills and activities of daily living or provide a client with a new guide dog harness.
Create a holistic rehabilitation programme to improve quality of life and independence for a client through orientation & mobility training, as well as daily living skills. (A series of more complex training lessons to equip clients with skills to move around safely in their community and manage daily tasks)
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Aug 2016, 11:59 PM
We are a group of students from St. Joseph Institution who are working with Guide Dogs Association of the Blind (GDAB) as part of our Youth for Causes Project!
GDAB believes that people with vision loss are fully capable of active and fulfilling lives. They strive to help the blind and visually-impaired people to achieve their fullest potential within the society through:
Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Training
Guide Dog Programme
Public Outreach & Education
Such endeavours are costly and we hope to help GDAB in the ways we can.
We were inspired by the news article of a guide dog user meeting with difficulties inside a shopping mall and realised that the awareness, tolerance and acceptance for guide dogs are still lacking in Singapore. We want to spread the message of how guide dogs can be a life changer, and raise funds to support GDAB in their efforts.
Every donation goes a long way and thank you for your support!
About The Charity
To many of us with sight, travelling from place to place and performing daily tasks come as second nature. Can you imagine how someone who is blind or visually impaired go about their daily life?
Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) aims to provide the gift of mobility and independence to the blind and visually impaired community in Singapore. Our team of highly-skilled and dedicated specialists equip our clients with essential skills to maintain one's independence in travelling around and managing their daily activities. Such skills are critical to promote our clients' participation in the community and support them to pursue their aspirations. We match suitable dogs with our clients who qualify and train them on how to use and look after guide dogs, to further enhance their mobility and independence.
Formed in 2006, Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) is a local social service, charity organisation, holding an Institute of Public Character (IPC) status. Every donation to us provides you with 250% tax relief (minimum of SGD$10).
To date, we have reached out to over 240 clients and matched 6 of them with guide dogs. There are more than 20,000 VI people in Singapore. Please help us to empower more of them to live active and fulfilling lives!
Support our latest campaign International Guide Dog Day 2018 here: https://www.giving.sg/gds/igdd
Support our ongoing White Cane Community Day 2018 campaign here: https://www.giving.sg/gds/white_cane_community_day_201
Our Contact Details:
Phone number: 6339 7900
Email: [email protected]