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
At Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS), we believe that people who are blind or visually impaired should not be limited by their disability. Therefore, GDS aims to empower people who are blind or visually impaired to lead an independent life, by teaching them the skills needed to overcome the challenges they face.
As an Institute of Public Character (IPC) charity, donations S$10 or above is 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 (blind and deaf) and physical disabilities in Singapore. With the prevalence of diabetes, myopia and aging population, there is an increasing demand for our services.
Journey with us to transform lives through our life-long rehabilitation programmes by becoming a (recurring) donor, volunteer or planned giver today!