Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Jul 2021, 11:59 PM

Hello! We are the staff of The GRIT Project, a children and youth centre started by Lakeside Family Services in 2018 to serve less privileged children and youth in Pioneer, Jurong West, and Boon Lay.

COVID-19 has changed our lives. The young will feel its impact years from now. If it has been difficult for children and youths from mainstream families, what about those who have fewer opportunities?

At The GRIT Project, we develop programmes that help this group. With our knowledge of developmental needs, we aim to be a buffer against the worst effects of this pandemic on young people.

Please support this campaign to fund our work. We're learning to make mask chains, a functional yet fashionable accessory for these times. For non-tax deductible donations of $50 and above, you have the option of requesting a mask chain. To personalise the chain, contact us on Instagram, Facebook or email. Alternatively, you can opt for us to gift it to a child or youth.

Important note on tax deduction:

If you would like a mask chain in exchange for your donation, please contact us before making a donation. Your donation will be non-tax deductible.

If you would like a tax deduction and do not need a mask chain, simply make a donation. Your donation will be tax-deductible.

Thank you!

Contact details:
Facebook and Instagram: @thegritproject.lakeside
Email: @[email protected]

About Campaign

Do you remember what your dreams were when you were a child? As children, our futures lie limitless in the horizon - and we all have dreams that we can do or be something great. Yet, life circumstances like financial difficulties and family issues mean many children and youths are disadvantaged from the start.

We named our fundraiser #ICAN____ to encourage all children and youths to fill in the blank with their dreams and aspirations and uncover their unique potential and talents.

One of our campaign ambassadors, Smitha will be embarking on her personal challenge:#ICANSparkImagination challenge. For 7 days, she will be unlocking the imagination of children at our Lakeside Student Care through teaching speech and drama and writing. Stay tuned as we share other upcoming challenges by our campaign Ambassadors!


#ICAN____ raises funds for Lakeside's children & youth services: Lakeside Student Care, Reading Intervention Services, The GRIT Project. With your support, we can provide meaningful opportunities, mentorship, and practical assistance for children and youths.

You can make a difference in their lives by donating and starting your own #ICAN____ challenge to raise funds! Together, we hope to raise $300,000 and any amount will be greatly appreciated.

Find out more at www.lakeside.org.sg/support-us/i-can

About The Charity

Lakeside is a charity which has served the community in Jurong since 1993, regardless of race, language, or religion.

We develop resilience in disadvantaged children, mould troubled youths into contributing individuals, empower active seniors to help lonely seniors, assist ex-offenders in reintegrating into society, and help women with unsupported pregnancies.

We are an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) and a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

Find out more at www.lakeside.org.sg.

Children & Youth
Social Service