We work in Care Corner Singapore. Each of us (Raymond, Kevin, Shirley, Priscilla and Melanie) play different roles in the organisation. Despite our different jobs, we have the same heart for those in need and are raising funds for a cause that is special to us. We hope you can support us in our efforts to bring some joy to kids in need!
To thank our donors at large, the five of us are going to combine our efforts and reach out to 40 people who have made a difference in our lives. We hope to share some love and joy even as we go through another phase of heightened alert. We will be updating our progress during the 40 days period via Instagram.
You can follow our progress by clicking here:
About the Cause we are fundraising for:
Goal: Provide children from low-income families with new spectacles
Childhood myopia is common and worsens through childhood. Children from low-income families are unable to afford a pair of spectacles or settle for poorly made ones with outdated degrees that are unsuitable for their progressive myopia. At school, these children cope with blurred vision and struggle to see the whiteboards and screens clearly. This results in academic stress, poor self-esteem and a higher risk of other eye diseases. All it takes to change their life’s trajectory is the right pair of spectacles.
Amelia (12) was referred to our Family and Community Services for various behavioural issues. She once stole a pair of spectacles from her classmate.
Confiding in a social worker, Amelia shared that she did it because she desperately needed a new pair. The spectacles she had were old, cracked and the degree was too low for her to see the class whiteboard clearly. After her parents’ incarceration, she was placed with her relatives who were already struggling to feed their growing family. Fearful of burdening her relatives and ashamed to tell her teachers, Amelia kept the secret to herself.
We applied for financial aid on her behalf and soon she was able to make a new pair of spectacles with improved features. It made such a difference to her.
Amelia is not alone. There are many children like her whose families cannot afford this simple necessity. We can help provide a clearer vision. One child at a time, one pair of spectacles at a time.
*Not her real name
Donations received from 2 August 2021 to 10 September 2021 will be eligible for matching fund by Tote Board, subject to approval.