Giving the Gift of Dignity

31 October 2017

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Giving the Gift of Dignity

This morning, we may have no trouble getting out of bed, dressing ourselves comfortably and tucking into a hearty breakfast before cruising off to the office. But a typical day does not begin in quite the same way for everyone in Singapore.

There are those who suffer the irreversible plight of not being able to move freely on their own ability, and may have to depend on a caregiver for a simple act of buttoning their shirt or feeding themselves. These persons with special needs face a mountain of a challenge in living as equal members of our community as a result of their physical, intellectual or developmental impairments.

With this in mind, YMCA of Singapore organises the YMCA Community Service Programmes with an aim to bring cheer and enrich the lives of the less privileged so that they too can live wholesome and dignified lives, and enjoy activities and other simple pleasures of life which most of us usually take for granted.

The YMCA Giving Gala, held for the 6th time since 2012, raised over $300,000 for the YMCA Community Service Programmes this year. Proceeds from the event will help to meet the expenses of running Y Camp Challenge, Y Arts Challenge, Y Food of Love, Y Dance Outreach and Y Outing. Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office & Second Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs, graced the event as the guest-of-honour on 26 October 2017 at Orchard Parade Hotel.

Guests supported the event by purchasing tables, individual seats, raffle tickets and making pledges. Many individuals and organisations also contributed prizes for the raffle draw.

Please click here to view more photos on the YMCA Facebook page.

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