About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM
During these unprecedented times, many of us might not have full sight of what is ahead of us temporarily. But what about a visually handicapped person who has to face the struggle of living in darkness permanently?

International White Cane Day (IWCD) is celebrated by the visually handicapped community all across the world on 15th October. It takes its significance from the White Cane, which was developed in 1930 by Lion George Bonham to facilitate greater mobility for blind people. It simultaneously serves as a noble symbol of the determination of the visually handicapped to lead full and independent lives, but also as a very striking reminder of the challenges they face in day to day existence.

SAVH's theme for this year's IWCD - You Are My Eyes - is a reminder that especially during these dark times, we should lend our sight to help brighten the lives of the visually handicapped.

As you continue to plan your life in full view of what is ahead of you, please remember the over 4,000 registered clients who live in darkness for the rest of their lives. We encourage you to help sow the seeds of empowerment for our visually handicapped clients through your kind donations.

About the Charity

The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), formerly known as the Singapore Association for the Blind (SAB), is the national voluntary welfare organization that serves and provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to the visually impaired. SAVH serves Singapore citizens and permanent residents of all age groups who must be certified with low vision (partial sight) or blind by an eye specialist or ophthalmologist. This includes people who are born blind as well as those who have lost their vision through accidents, illnesses or ageing. SAVH has over 4,000 registered clients ranging from infants to the elderly and has been providing these clients with eye care, rehabilitation, training, counselling, jobs and a place to belong to.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Elderly
Social Service
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