How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Enables persons with disabilities to be self-reliant and independent.
Keeps a client at home with his loved ones instead of turning to institutional care.
Provides specialised transport for a beneficiary to access services at SPD.
Helps a child improve his communication with the world through speech therapy.
About Campaignends 18 Aug 2019, 11:59 PM
But what if we lose the ability to use our dominant hand, be it through an accident or illness? These could become daunting tasks that challenge our self-reliance every day.
45-year-old Terence is among the many individuals whom SPD is supporting. When he was 23, Terence contracted Viral Encephalitis, a viral infection to the brain and lost his ability to walk, speak and control of his bladder. He had to relearn how to perform basic activities of daily living, very often with his non-dominant hand.
Much funds are needed to help people with disabilities (PWD) like Terence access therapy services and care to learn and maintain their functional mobility so as to perform daily tasks.
SPD is initiating this SPD Left Hand Challenge to encourage individuals like you to step into the shoes of a PWD like Terence to experience and overcome one day-to-day challenge.
Through this challenge, we aim to raise awareness of these day-to-day challenges faced by PWD and raise much needed funds to help them access therapy services and care to learn how to overcome their challenges.
Donate now or visit www.spd.org.sg/spd-left-hand-challenge for more information.
About the Charity
Founded in November 1964, SPD is a voluntary welfare organisation that supports people with physical, sensory (visual and hearing impairments) and developmental disabilities by promoting their interest, welfare and advancement so as to develop their potential to the fullest. We now serve over 5,000 people with disabilities of all ages through programmes and services that focus on these areas: 1. Children & Youth: Focus on education and development 2. Adults: Focus on Independence and employment 3. Elderly: Focus on independence We develop programmes and services to help people with disabilities become more independent and self-reliant so that they can lead more fulfilling lives. As we have been awarded with an Institution of Public Character (IPC) status, all cash donations to SPD are eligible for tax-deduction of 2.5 times the donation amount. Learn more about the work that we do at www.spd.org.sg or connect with us on Facebook at Facebook/SPDSingapore.