How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Shows your support to people with visual impairment and their caregivers.
Provides a GDS client with new mobility cane or information technology skills.
Trains a GDS client with basic mobility cane skills and activities of daily living, or provides 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.
About Campaignends 31 Oct 2019, 11:59 PM
This is why, as a charity that empowers and re-integrates them, we commemorate White Cane Day with a community event. This day celebrates their abilities and successes in a sighted world. Our event brings together the community in this goal, thereby also educating on blindness and providing a safe space for interaction between blind and sighted people.
Join us for this event and do your part. This year is an opportune time, as the Bicentennial Community Fund by the government will match your donation to us one-to-one. Come join us for the event as well!
- Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2019
- Time: 10.30am - 7pm
- Venue: Waterway Point, B2 Event Square (East Wing). More photos from last year's event here: https://bit.ly/2TRBwNz
- Volunteer with us: https://goo.gl/LKLMMr
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!