How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Helps a child receive 1 week of early intervention to aid their development
Provides 4 speech therapy sessions to help a child improve in his communication with his/her loved ones
Provides 4 days of specialised transport for a person with disabilities to access services at SPD
Provides a day of care and functional training for a person with disabilities at our Day Activity Centre
Our Campaign Storyends 15 Aug 2021, 11:59 PM
I bought 70 happy meals for people with disabilities :)
Hello, I'm Calvin. This coming July, I am turning 30. I've decided to do something meaningful & make someone's day. So I ordered McDonald's happy meals for the people with disabilities (PWD) at SPD, hoping to bring a smile to their face like how food does for me.
I chose happy meal because there was once during lunch (before covid), I saw a group of SPD trainees being super excited when one of them got a happy meal & everyone was super happy for him/her.
The trainees are PWDs who work at SPD, doing jobs within their ability like packing, data entry to earn a living & be self-reliant. Most of them are from not so well-to-do family & they don't often eat such food. So when they do, it brings lots of joy to them.
I've been in SPD for about 4 years+ now.
I've seen aspiring interior designer struggle to pick up his pencil to draw again, tearing up as he knows that the chances of him being the interior designer that he wanted is now close to 0. I've seen parents of children with special needs who simply wants their child to call them Mom or Dad.
Some of the PWD come to SPD for therapy so they can be more independent. Some come to learn & work so they can earn a living. Some simply needed a place to be so their family members can work & have a break.
So if you can, make a donation to help keep the programmes & services at SPD going, and help make my 30th birthday a meaningful one. Thank you!
About The Charity
SPD is a local charity set up in 1964 to help people with disabilities maximise their potential and be a part of mainstream society.
We are here to help children and youths with special needs reach for the stars and be the best that they can be through early intervention and educational support.
We strive to boost the self-reliance and mobility of persons with disabilities within the community, and we do so through therapy services, assistive technology and the support and encouragement of our care team.
Our day care programmes provide respite to families, making it possible for persons with disabilities to stay with their loved ones at home for as long as possible without having to resort to institutional care.
A strong advocate for inclusive employment, we train people with disabilities and work with them to seek suitable employment opportunities so that they can be financially independent and lead a full and engaged life.
After more than 50 years, we remain focused and committed to enabling people with disabilities.