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
Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) serves people who are blind or have visual impairment, and provides guide dogs.
Our goal is to empower our clients with visual impairment to live an independent and fulfilling life by overcoming their visual impairment and re-living a quality life again.
As an Institute of Public Character (IPC) charity, donations may be eligible for 250% tax relief.
Based on 2015 Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) findings, there are more than 300,000 people with sensory disabilities. Singapore's high rate of diabetes and myopia, and aging population mean that this number is increasing. As local allied health education does not provide the necessary specialists, resources and funding remain stagnant and cannot keep up with increasing demand.
Journey with us to transform lives through our life-long rehabilitation programmes by becoming a (recurring) donor, volunteer or planned giver today!