How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Show your support to empower people with vision loss and their caregivers.
Provide a GDS client with a new mobility cane or information technology skills.
Teach a GDS client basic cane/daily living skills, or provide a guide dog a new harness.
Fund a rehabilitation programme - a series of more complex training sessions (orientation & mobility training and daily living skills) to empower our clients to be self-sufficient and mobile.
Thank you for your support. Every dollar makes a difference. If you wish to sponsor a guide dog team, chat with us!
Thank you for your support. Your monthly donations enable us to continue our services for our clients and provide them the gift of mobility, independence and fulfilment!
At Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS), we believe that people with vision impairment should not be limited by their disability. We aim to enhance the quality of life for people with vision loss through a range of rehabilitation programmes. Since our inception in 2006, our services have grown beyond providing guide dogs to include teaching people with vision loss the skills needed to live independently, and working with community stakeholders to build a supportive society for the vision impaired. To date, we have successfully trained and paired 10 guide dog teams in our history, of which 5 are currently active.
We operate with limited resources, and are grateful for your gifts. Please donate generously to enable us to continue our services and provide more guide dogs to people with visual impairment. All direct donations of minimum $20 are eligible for 250% tax exemption.
Auto-monthly donations are now available. If you are thinking of setting aside an amount for charitable causes in your Will, contact us!
Guide Dogs: Clients with proficient O&M skills may apply for guide dogs. Guide dogs are proven to increase confidence, safety and efficiency in travelling for people with vision loss. We match suitable dogs with our clients, who are then trained by Guide Dog Mobility Instructors on how to work with and look after their dogs.
Independent Living Skills Training: Our clients are taught skills to manage and organise their daily activities on their own, such as using the mobile phones, self-care and managing domestic tasks.
Outreach & Advocacy: We work with medical and allied health professionals to ensure discharged patients have a smooth rehabilitation process with the goal of reintegrating into society. We also conduct talks and training workshops to raise awareness about the abilities and needs of people with vision loss, and the role of guide dogs.
Client-Centric Activities: We pair volunteers with our clients who have just learned a new route, to support them in utilising the route and travel skills. Skill-based workshops and social outings are held regularly too.