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 14 Nov 2021, 11:59 PM
Through our rehabilitation programmes, our clients are able to travel out to buy their own food and essential items, and use assistive technology to stay connected with family and friends, and closely tuned to the latest news. While it might be an easy feat for us sighted individuals, it takes months of training for our clients to be able to travel out independently and learn how to use their mobile devices.
Join us this WCD 2021 as we commemorate the milestones our friends with VI have achieved through their perseverance and resilience. Through the campaign, we will shed more light on our friends with vision loss and their daily lives to build more understanding of this community.
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 vision loss. But only 5% out of 300,000 are gainfully employed. 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$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 for a chat.