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.
About Campaignends 31 Oct 2018, 11:59 PM
- There is no official consensus on the number of people with visual impairment in Singapore. This is unsettling as it shows Singapore's society is still uninformed and detached about visual impairment.
- Based on a study done more than 10 years ago, there are more than 20,000 people with visual impairment.
- This outlook is not ideal and the number will grow as Singapore has a high rate of myopia and diabetes, and an aging population. All three are major causes of visual impairment.
White Cane Community Day 2018
- A day to recognise the abilities and success of people with visual impairment.
- We hold a community event annually to educate the public on visual impairment and reinforce the truth that people with visual impairment are not limited by their disability.
- With your support, there are ways for people with visual impairment to overcome challenges and live fulfilling lives.
- We aim to raise $100,000 to help us execute a successful outreach event for education and awareness purposes, and channel towards training more clients for their empowerment.
- For donations-in-kind for our goodie bags and lucky draws, to set up a stall at our event with percentage of proceeds to GDS, or others, please contact us: admin @ guidedogs.org.sg / 6339 7900.
Join us to enable our clients with visual impairment and help our guide dogs become heroes. Yes, they are able!
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.