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/independent 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 independent living skills) to empower our clients to be self-sufficient and mobile.
About Campaignends 30 Jun 2020, 11:59 PM
If you have received the $600 solidarity payment, and are in a position to help, we are appealing to your generosity to make a donation to our charity so we can continue to provide training and guide dogs to people with VI.
Why support IGDD Campaign?
1. As part of the Fortitude Budget, the government is matching the donations raised here dollar-for-dollar, meaning if you make a $100 donation, we will receive $200. Give and double the impact you make!
2. Our services to the VI community extends beyond the provision of guide dogs, we provide a holistic rehabilitation to help our clients gain independent living and mobility skills.
3. Knowing the way to buy food from nearby coffee shops, and how to use technology to order home delivered essentials is critical in a pandemic crisis like now, and that's part of the training programme we do.
Please support the VI community. Thank you!
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. But only 5 out of 300,000 have jobs. In addition, with the prevalence of diabetes, myopia and aging 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 loss 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 visually impaired.
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 vision loss. All direct donations of minimum S$10 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 for a chat.