The Best Way to be Thankful for our Sight, is to give a Helping Hand to Someone in the Dark.
by Vivek Dhoot
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Oct 2017, 12 AM
I am starting this campaign on the eve of Deepavali (Diwali) 2016 - which is also known as the festival of lights & it will run for 1 year till the 2017 Deepavali.
Read on to know why...
Every year, many streets of Singapore are beautifully lit well ahead of the festive seasons like Deepavali, Christmas, CNY and others. And I am quite sure that it brings immense joy to most of us who visit those streets during the festive season to bask in the colors/lights, soak in the festive spirit (and to shop of course lah!).
Earlier today as I was walking down the beautifully lit streets of Little India, it just struck me that how fortunate we are to be able to see and appreciate it. And that there a few amongst us who are not as privileged to be able to do so because of their visual impairments. Whilst we are not in a position to be able to restore their sight, why not help them in our own little way so that they continue to have the necessary resources for themselves?
So folks, whilst we hustle & bustle to lay our hands on the next "in thing", I urge you to also consider making a cash donation to SAVH (Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped) with whatever you are comfortable with.
It's not a big ask!
Spread the joy to the lives of our friends there and believe me, it'll feel so good!
All cash donations are tax-deductible (http://savh.org.sg/home/donate/).
I am hoping to raise $5000 for SAVH before the 2017 Deepavali. Are you in with me in this noble effort?
The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), formerly known as the Singapore Association for the Blind (SAB), is the national voluntary welfare organization that serves and provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to the visually impaired. SAVH serves Singapore citizens and permanent residents of all age groups who must be certified with low vision (partial sight) or blind by an eye specialist or ophthalmologist. This includes people who are born blind as well as those who have lost their vision through accidents, illnesses or ageing. SAVH has over 3,000 registered clients ranging from infants to the elderly and has been providing these clients with eye care, rehabilitation, training, counselling, jobs and a place to belong to.