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.
About Campaignends 31 Oct 2022, 11:59 PM
At Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS), we have been doing our best to support our clients in regaining their mobility and independence to help them reintegrate into society. Our goal is for every person with VI to have the confidence to step out of their comfort zone and manage their daily activities independently, living their lives with more confidence and independence.
Life does not stop after vision loss. Join us in celebrating the achievements of our VI friends and give them the Gift of Independence from August to October. Stay tuned and follow us on our social media pages as we spotlight stories of resilience and the unconditional love of the caregivers to people with VI.
Donate today and your donation will be matched by Tote Board $1 for $1, meaning when you donate $100, we will receive $200 in total!
About the Charity
Based on 2015 Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) findings, there are more than 300,000 people with sensory (blind and deaf) and physical disabilities in Singapore. Out of this, it is estimated 50,000 residents are suffering from blindness or vision loss. But only 5% out of 300,000 are gainfully employed. In addition, with the prevalence of diabetes, myopia and ageing population, there is an increasing number of people with vision loss who need our services.
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!