How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$20 would help to subsidize the education costs of children from disadvantaged families and help them to stay in school.
$50 would help to subsidize the medical costs for the needy.
$100 would help to cover the costs of training persons with intellectual disabilities to be less dependent and gear them towards a good quality of life.
$200 would help to cover the programme costs to slow down the progression of dementia and improve the quality of life for the elderly with dementia.
About Campaignends 31 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM
This year in Singapore, during the Give Week campaign, we are partnering with non-profit organisations whose mission is to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. We will support Special Olympics Singapore through President's Challenge, for them to realise their digital transformation towards a modern non-profit.
Microsoft employees will be invited to exchange skills by playing sports with Special Olympics' athletes in a unified way and giving back by moderating a coding class, a modern workplace training and a mapathon to unlock the Redhill area for the visually impaired inhabitants.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for beneficiaries selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society. Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social entrepreneurship. In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/beneficiary to find out about the benefitting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the beneficiaries we support.