#ICAN____

As a child, your dreams for the future were imaginative and boundless. Our fundraiser campaign, #ICAN____, aims to encourage children and youths to boldly declare their aspirations.

Last year, we raised over $115k which helped us to change the lives of more than 500 children and 250 youths. Help us achieve $300k this year to run enhanced programmes that will guide our children and youths’ social and emotional development, and transform their character, develop confidence and competence. Our #ICAN____ fundraising campaign will be running from 1 May to 31 Oct 2022.

Will you help us inspire our children and youths to uncover their potential?

LAKESIDE’S CHILDREN AND YOUTH PROGRAMMES

The GRIT Project

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The GRIT Project (TGP) is our Children and Youth Centre addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and youths, aged 5 to 18. Through fun-filled and engaging activities, our staff and volunteers instil values of Grace, Respect, Integrity, and Tenacity (or GRIT) in young people by providing a safe space for self-discovery and empowerment. We hope to nurture a confident, competent, connected and caring generation to serve the community.

In 2021, 175 children & 70 youths found a caring community at The GRIT Project

Reading Intervention Services

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Lakeside’s Reading Intervention Services serves children aged 4 to 8 from low-income families. Through reading programmes, storytelling, crafts, audio-visuals, songs, play, and phonics lessons, we help them learn to read at an age-appropriate level. By learning skills and strategies for reading, comprehension, and speaking, children develop their self-esteem and gain confidence, thereby translating to academic success at school.

In 2021, 117 children learned to read with Reading Intervention Services​

Lakeside Student Care

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Lakeside Student Care, located at Jurong East and Jurong West provide after-school care, meals, and homework help for children aged 7 to 12, empowering them to be responsible and independent from an early age. We partner with volunteering groups to bring the children a variety of experiences like outings, learning trips, workshops, sports, and celebrations, providing meaningful and fun-filled learning opportunities for children and volunteers alike.

In 2021, 220 children received quality care from Lakeside Student Care​

#ICAN____ Challenge

Start your own #ICAN____ fundraising challenge,

  1. Fill in the blank with something that you would personally like to do and start your personal fundraising page on Giving.sg
  2. Commit to your challenge over a one-week period, or any non-consecutive 7 days between 1 May to 31 July 2022.
  3. Share pictures and videos of your journey with your friends through your personal chat or social media platforms and invite people to give on your campaign page! Do hashtag #ICAN____ when sharing on social media!

The campaign is targeting to raise $300,000 and funds raised from this campaign will go to Lakeside’s work with children and youths.

FUNDRAISE WITH US

Share your fundraising challenge with your family, friends or colleagues. Invite them to support you by donating or joining the Challenge!

You can create your own unique Giving.sg fundraising page with a personalised message or story. Simply click the button below to visit the #ICAN ____ Giving.sg page and then click on “Fundraise Now”. Invite your contacts to donate on Giving.sg.

OR SIMPLY DONATE

You can make a difference in the lives of children and youths with any amount that you donate. Together, we hope to raise $300,000 for our children and youth programmes.

Donate Online (credit / debit card)
Donate via Cheque

If you prefer to give via cheque, cross your cheque to payee “Lakeside Family Services” and please indicate on the form or back of the cheque:

  • Name of individual or corporate donor
  • NRIC/FIN/UEN for tax deduction
  • Contact number and email address
  • “I CAN”

 

Please send the cheque to:​

  • Lakeside Family Services, 21 Yung Ho Road, #03-01, The Agape, Singapore 618593
  • Attention to: Finance Department

*Other modes of donation are accepted but do not qualify for the government’s dollar-for-dollar matching. We encourage you to give through Giving.sg or Cheque if possible. Contact us if you would like to give through other modes of donation. ​

Note: Donations are eligible for 250% tax deduction. Funds raised will be used for the purposes specified, or where there is adequate funding, will be used for other services where most needed.

Donate $50 to fund 1 month’s school holiday outings and activities for a child from a low-income family

Donate $100 to fund 1 month’s subsidised student care services for an underprivileged child

Donate $200 to fund 2 months’ youth activities and sports for engagement with an at-risk youth

Donate $500 to fund 2 months’ mentoring and guidance for a troubled youth to develop confidence, character and self-esteem

Donate $1000 to fund 1 month’s individualised reading intervention services for 6 children from low-income families with learning difficulties

TESTIMONIES

All of us start out with great potential, yet for some children and youths, difficult life circumstances present numerous challenges to fulfilling it. It has been our joy to befriend, nurture and guide them. Lakeside Family Services connects them to various opportunities while providing their families with the assistance they need.

Indeed, our children and youths are capable of achieving great things and creating a positive impact on society. We are proud to share heartfelt stories from our current and past beneficiaries, and the dedicated staff and volunteers who believed in them when they said “I can!”