Bridging the gap between volunteers who want to make a difference and the social service communities that need more support
What We Do
Here's the story of FDS, a non-profit organisation which supports persons with disabilities (PWDs):
We started FDS in 2000 as a volunteer group to hold parties for PWD friends. Over time, we realised that we could do so much more, so we incorporated as a non-profit organisation in 2003. Today, we support PWDs through programs for home visits, outings and entrepreneurship!
Our friends have great talents, we just have to support them so that they realise their potential. One way that FDS does this is through teaching them handmade art, which can then be sold to give some income. COVID has caused many of our programs to be put on hold. We are exploring different ways of adapting, such as selling our products on Facebook and an e-commerce website. We currently need more committed volunteers for events, sales and marketing. We'll try recruiting through Zeles!
Speaking of Zeles, I remember how they helped us to organise an outing for our PWDs to Trick Eye Museum last year in September. They organised everything, which saved us a lot of effort from liaison. The Zeles VMS app also rewards users for volunteering, which helps us show appreciation to them. But what really makes the difference between Zeles and other platforms is the personal touch. Seeing the team work with so much passion, I feel inspired to keep pressing on as well! Give Zeles a try, I'm sure you won't regret it.
P.S. You can support FDS by purchasing their products such as bookmarks, coasters and jewellery! https://www.fds.org.sg/shop/
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