Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM

With the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 situation, many people have been pitching in and creating reusable fabric masks for adults and kids alike. However, a key group is excluded from this movement, the deaf and the hard of hearing.

As avid volunteers, we have a great appreciation for varied ways in which we communicate, be it via the different languages and dialects or just by gesturing. Those who rely on lip-reading or sign language to communicate are often cut off from their source of communication when people around them don face masks.

Devised by innovative people from around the world, and with the help of our family and friends, we set out to replicate and sew clear transparent masks that are adapted to take into consideration of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These masks will be donated to those who need them, as these masks not mass-produced for sale in the market right now.

Through the Singapore Association for the Deaf, we hope to share our love and concern so that their members can communicate more easily with each other or with their caretakers. Besides, what better way to show our beautiful smiles hidden behind face masks and spread positivity to the rest of our community?

Please join us in extending your support and thank you in advance for doing so during a time of great need in the community and the world.

About The Charity

The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) is a social service organisation that has been serving the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community in Singapore for the past six decades.

Established in 1955, SADeaf serves more than 6,000 (FY19/20) Deaf and Hard-of-hearing persons. A member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and, is also supported by the Community Chest of Singapore, Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Internationally, SADeaf is affiliated to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and locally to the Children Charities Association (CCA).

SADeaf mission is to assist the Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons to achieve a better quality of life and to enable them to integrate and contribute to society.

It costs SADeaf approx. $5.1 million per year to run all its services and programmes and is dependent on the bulk of its funding on the generosity of corporate and the general public.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Disability
Elderly
Social Service