Our Campaign Storyends 19 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM
Youth with special needs live with unique difficulties. The YMCA of Singapore challenges, champions, and trains youth with special needs through programmes that develop their social, artistic, and job skills. With guidance and holistic growth, they are empowered to become independent and effective contributors to an inclusive society.
Funds raised through YMCA Flag Day will go towards YMCA programmes for youth with special needs. This includes programmes such as the YMCA Special Needs Hospitality Training Programme, Special Needs Inclusive Climb and more. Under Tote Board's Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme, every dollar donated this year will make twice the impact through a dollar-to-dollar matching donation.
Donations above $50 are eligible for 250% tax deduction.
This YMCA Flag Day 2020, strengthen youth with special needs by supporting programmes that provide employment and enhance vocational, artistic and social skills.
Your donation will empower youths with special needs like Yan Tong, who has Down syndrome. Yan Tong currently works at The Social Kitchen @ YMCA. He also participates in many special needs programmes including Y Arts and Y Dance programmes. These programmes build his confidence, independence, and social skills. They also provide him with opportunities to interact with his peers and befriend volunteers.
We hope to raise $40,000 for programmes that challenge, champion and train youth with special needs, so they can live even more dignified and independent lives. Every dollar donated will make TWICE the impact - thanks to support from a dollar-to-dollar matching donation through the Tote Board's Enhanced Fund-Raising Programme.
Donate today to make a difference!
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About The Charity
*COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19, many vulnerable communities face new challenges. Fundraising has also become exceptionally difficult. We would like to make an appeal to all to join us in our efforts in reaching out during these tough times. Your donation will fund new initiatives and existing programmes that support these communities. Please read "Our Programmes" for more information on these programmes.
The YMCA of Singapore stands to challenge, champion and train youth to stand up and be counted as independent and effective contributors to an inclusive society.
Our "YMCA Strong" campaign is a statement of our desired outcome for all we serve - to give our clients a hand up, not simply a handout, so that each one will be strengthened to reach their potential.
Our programmes range from training and employing special needs youth to mobilising and training youth leaders and volunteers to serve the needy in society.