Our Campaign Storyends 31 Mar 2023, 11:59 PM
My name is Richard Eu (III) but everyone calls me Richie. You might be wondering why I'm fundraising for Rainbow Centre (RC). After all, I work in Eu Yan Sang, a company known for Chinese medicine, founded by my great great grandfather 144 years ago.
What you might not know is that I first volunteered at RC when I was 15 years old. As a young naive teenager, volunteering was the last thing on my mind. However, I started to build bonds with the children. Small things surprised me, like a young boy who struggled with verbal communication but could multiply numbers faster than my calculator. Big things overwhelmed me, like when a young girl who had difficulty controlling her arms would spontaneously hug me.
The students taught me patience, humility, and awareness, challenging me to look beyond physical limitations and embrace a child's capacity for emotions. I repeated my summer volunteering for many years, even bringing friends to help out.
20 years later, I'm back in RC again, this time as part of its Fundraising Committee. I was lucky enough to experience inclusion firsthand, empowered to solve challenging problems alongside great teachers, and have thrived in my personal journey because of it.
In running this fundraiser, I'm attempting to pay RC back for providing me with a valuable education that no school could have ever given. I ask for your support in contributing towards their work in building inclusive communities for persons with disabilities.
Rainbow Centre recently celebrated its 35th anniversary of building empowered, included and thriving lives for persons with disabilities. What's next for us beyond this milestone?
RC35 and Beyond is a fundraising campaign which charts Rainbow Centre's future focus in building inclusive communities and expanding pathways for young adults with disabilities. The campaign gathers members of our community to support our mission through digital fundraising for three key areas of need: supporting low resource families, pilot programmes such as those in the Post-18 space for young adults with disabilities and student care services, as well as innovation efforts to improve service quality.
Donations made from now to 31 March 2023 under the RC35 and Beyond campaign can attract dollar-for-dollar matching from the Tote Board under its Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme. Double your impact and donate today!
About The Charity
Rainbow Centre recently celebrated its 35th anniversary of serving persons with disabilities. We invite you to learn more about our work at: bit.ly/rc35film
At Rainbow Centre, we envision a world where persons with disabilities are empowered and thriving in inclusive communities.
We work with our partners to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to make the most of their abilities and participate meaningfully in society. Through practical education, meaningful support and useful training programmes, we strive to increase the quality of life for them and their families.
Registered as a charity in 1992, Rainbow Centre is an Institution of a Public Character.