Executive Director’s Challenge

Executive Director’s Challenge

Help us Make A Difference to the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deafblind Community

Warmest greetings from The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf), and I am excited to announce that SADeaf is 65 this year!

The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging around the world. In SADeaf, donations have dropped to an all-time low amid the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the cancellation of fundraising events and drastic drop in walk-in givings. Many activities seem to have come to a standstill, but SADeaf’s service to the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deafblind community does not stop. Hence, I would like to kick-start a donation drive namely “ED’s Challenge – Give It Forward” to find 65 other like-minded people or corporations who will support SADeaf’s cause to give it forward by committing to donate a sum of $5,000 each to raise a total of $325,000 by the end of 2020.

Deafness is an invisible disability. Hearing loss may lead to language development delay, communication issues and social isolation. SADeaf currently serves more than 6,000 members from the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deafblind community of all ages. We rely on the kindness and generosity of the society in order to continue providing essential services and running meaningful activities to empower the Deaf community.

The annual operating expenses of SADeaf is as high as S$5 million. I would like to appeal to you or your organisation to contribute generously in order to improve the quality of life of our Deaf community.

All donations to SADeaf entitles you or your organisation to a 2.5 times tax deduction. In addition, the government has extended the Bicentennial Community Fund to the end of 2020. This Fund offers dollar-for-dollar matching for your donations to Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs) such as SADeaf. Enclosed is a copy of our donation form (also available online). Please help us by donating now to stretch your donation dollar and enable us to raise more funds to better serve this community. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Judy Lim at 98899042 or email judy@sadeaf.org.sg should you have further queries, or wish to discuss sponsorship collaborations with SADeaf at length.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and kind support. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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