How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Show your support to people with visual impairment and their caregivers
Provide a GDS client with new mobility cane or information technology skills
Train a GDS client with basic mobility cane skills and activities of daily living or provide a client with a new guide dog harness
Creates a holistic rehabilitation programme to improve quality of life and independence for a client through orientation & mobility training, as well as daily living skills
About Campaignends 31 Jul 2018, 11:59 PM
Why support IGDD?
- There are more than 20,000 people with visual impairment in Singapore.
- With the right support, these people can become contributing members of society.
- At GDS, we empower our clients with visual impairment.
Guide Dogs Programme
- One of our cornerstone training.
- A type of service animals, guide dogs are specially bred and well-trained.
- Guide Dogs act as the eyes to handlers with visual impairment and increase the travelling safety and efficiency of our clients.
- Most importantly, they become our clients' best friends and provide an invaluable form of emotional support.
International Guide Dog Day (IGDD)
- An international day of commemoration (25 April 2018) to recognise guide dogs for their admirable service and appreciate the work of professionals involved.
- For GDS this year, we are holding a month-long commemoration campaign with public engagement activities throughout April.
- Direct donations (S$10 and above are 250% tax deductible).
- The aims are to train and form two guide dog teams and train 20 clients on travelling a new set of route independently.
- For donations-in-kind, contact: admin @ guidedogs.org.sg / 6339 7900.
- For direct IGDD donations S$50 and above here or via cheque (state: For IGDD 2018), stand the chance to receive our limited edition IGDD key chain. Terms & Conditions apply.
Join us and be a light of hope in the lives of our clients.
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!