Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Jun 2021, 11:59 PM

I am nominating all dog owners to Walk for Mental Wellness! Make a donation, walk with your furry friend and post a pic - together let's raise funds and help eradicate the stigma that surrounds the topic of mental illness.

I'm starting this campaign because walking with my dog Bailey is a huge part of my self-care and mental wellness routine. The therapeutic value of pets is widely recognised, and I'd like to rally all dog owners to come together to raise funds and awareness for mental wellness.

Bailey is a 10 year old golden retriever who loves cats, hates thunder and will eat anything that's offered to her. Her resume lists being a therapy dog with MINDS, Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore. We used to visit the centre once a month to interact with the residents. They love to walk Bailey, brush her fur and give her cuddles. Interacting with her makes them happy which in turn makes Bailey happy!

It's Bailey's birthday at the end of April and this is her way of giving back. Please help us reach our goal!

About Campaign

Walk for Mental Wellness (W4MW) is a fundraising campaign to raise funds for Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL). Tapping on the Tote Board's Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme, we aim to raise at least $250,000 for a dollar-for-dollar matching from the Government.

Leveraging on this campaign, we hope to raise greater awareness about mental health and CAL's role in helping and supporting caregivers of persons with mental health issues and to mobilise more donors and supporters for our cause. Champions who are keen advocates for mental wellness and caregiving will be participating in this campaign.

You Donate $100, Champions Walk 1 km

Based on the idea of "You Donate, We Walk", every $100 raised will amount to 1 km in walking distance. As a donor, you are encouraged to channel your donation to any of the Mental Wellness Champions from the Individual or Group category, and your selected Champion will clock the distance that matches the donation amount that you donated. All donations $50 and above will qualify for 250% tax-deductions.

More information can be found at www.cal4mentalwellness.sg.

About The Charity

Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL) is a professional non-profit organisation in Singapore dedicated to meeting the needs of caregivers of persons with mental health issues and dementia through education, support networks, crisis support, tailored services and self-care enablement. While there are other organisations providing support to the community affected by mental health issues, only CAL focuses exclusively on supporting caregivers with professional services.

CAL was incorporated on 25 October 2011. Our founding members are Singapore Anglican Community Services, Caregivers' Association of the Mentally Ill and BinjaiTree Limited.

CAL is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC), which reflects that it is exclusively non-profit in nature. In 2019, CAL won the Charity Governance Award 2019 (medium charities category), awarded by the Charity Council in recognition of it having adopted the highest standards of governance, in line with the Code of Governance for Charities & IPCs.

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