How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Show your support to empower people with visual impairment and their caregivers.
Provide a GDS client with a mobility cane or information technology skills.
Teach a GDS client basic mobility cane and activities of daily living skills, or provide a client with a guide dog harness.
Create a personalised holistic rehabilitation programme to improve quality of life and independence for a client through orientation & mobility and activities of daily living training.
About Campaignends 30 Jun 2019, 11:59 PM
- There are more than 300,000 people with sensory and physical disabilities in Singapore and will only increase.
- With the right support, these people can become contributing members of society.
- One of these aids is the providence of guide dogs.
- IGDD is an international day of celebration towards guide dogs and their professionals. In Singapore, we're commemorating this day with a campaign from Mar to Jun.
Why guide dogs?
- A special breed of service animals.
- Keep their blind handlers safe and emotionally healthy.
- Their training and work are immense, so we want to appreciate who they are and what they do, together with the professionals who make it happen.
What is GDS doing to celebrate IGDD?
- Active online and offline advocacy and fundraising campaigns, working towards raising $80,000 which will fund our training programmes and guide dogs to empower people with vision loss to lead independent lives.
What can you do?
- Volunteer for one such event: Street Collection (Sun, 7 Apr 2019): https://goo.gl/TLPfEk
- Adopt us as your charity and donate a % of proceeds to IGDD.
- Direct donations to IGDD: 250% tax relief for min. S$10.
- To be the first to know about more IGDD activities, follow us on social media (Facebook: GuideDogsSingapore, Instagram: @guidedogs_sg).
Come be part of our community that believes and encourages!
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!