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DPA’s work is a collaboration between our donors, partners and volunteers. We invite you to be part of the journey towards making Singapore an inclusive society we can all be proud of.

DPA ENABLES! Q2 2024 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

In response to the evolving fundraising landscape, Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is excited to present “Project Tin Tin”, a digital adaptation of our traditional flag day. This campaign aims to elevate the impact of our fundraising efforts through an innovative and inclusive approach. DPA is a non-profit Social Service Agency (SSA) with IPC status, which means all donations made will be eligible for 250% tax relief.   

Although we do tap on some government grants, we rely mainly on donations from the public in order to carry on doing our work in an objective and independent manner. We weathered the Covid-19 pandemic, but like many other small SSAs, it impacted our ability to fundraise. We invite you to join our inclusive movement, support our efforts and make a personal contribution to the changes that DPA is bringing about. To find out how else you can support DPA through partnership opportunities, please click here. 

Donating to DPA is easy and there are many ways to do so

There are a number of ways you can donate to DPA and depending on what you choose to do you will either need to email us your details to process the tax deductible or non-tax deductible receipt or provide it to the giving platform.  

Giving platforms
Please note that when donating through giving platforms you will provide your details as part of the donation process and do not need to send us your information. Donate through the fundraising campaign page on Giving.sg

Bank transfer or PayNow: 

  • Bank transfer to DPA’s DBS Account Number: 033-016455-6 
  • PayNow to DPA UEN S86SS0002F (Disabled People’s Association)

By Cheque
We welcome contributions by cheque, which can be made payable to “Disabled People’s Association” or “DPA” and mailed to 1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-01 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886.

By Cash

Walk-ins for cash donations are welcomed at our office at 1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-01 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886 from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm. Please refrain from sending cash via mail. Instead, you can donate online, in person or via cheque. 

Alternatively, you can consider including DPA in your estate planning:

Legacy donations

You can leave a part of your legacy as a gift to DPA through:

  • Central Provident Fund: You can inform the CPF Board that you would like to nominate DPA as one of your beneficiaries. You can complete the CPF nomination form online (you need to sign in via Singapass). The form allows you to specify who will receive your CPF savings, and how much each nominee should receive.
  • Wills & Bequests: You can also choose to make a bequest to the DPA in your Will. Distributing your estate, which includes property, valuable possessions and money, through your Will is known as making a bequest to others. Drawn up by your lawyer or trustee, it is a legal document to provide for the distribution of your estate. You can include a clause to give a certain amount as a gift to the DPA. For more information on leaving a legacy donation to DPA, please email us at [email protected]. 

A note on the Information DPA needs from donors to process donations and issue TDRS or NTDRS: 

DPA only collects donor information that it is required to in order to properly record donations with our sector regulators and to issue TDR and NTDR receipts. We keep the information safe in accordance with the PDPA Act of 2021. If you would prefer not to provide the information we request, you can choose to make an anonymous donation. 

The donation details you provide will be logged by us with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) and the donation deductions will be included automatically in your individual tax assessment, or where applicable, your corporate tax assessment. You do not need a receipt in order to get your tax deduction. However, if you require it for other purposes, DPA will provide the receipt. Please note that the TDR and NTDR receipts can take up to a month to be issued and sent to you. For any clarifications, please email [email protected]. 

Visit the IRAS website for more information on tax-deductible donations. 

Be A Volunteer

DPA is a non-profit organisation and relies on volunteers to support our disability-led movement for inclusive change. Did you know that our entire Board of Management is made up of volunteers? Join our pool of volunteers and use your skills for social good. Regardless of your background, training or skills set, you can be sure there is always a way you can contribute to the cause. Please email [email protected]

Be An Intern

Are you passionate about making a difference? Would you like to experience what it takes to work in an advocacy organisation? 

Make your internship count by choosing to serve in DPA. We welcome interns all year round! Simply specify in your application your period of availability. We request stints which cover a minimum of three months, full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  

Send us your application to [email protected] with your CV and tell us all about your passion and what inclusion means to you (in no more than 500 words). 

Be A Partner

There are many ways to partner DPA! If you have a good idea, we want to hear about it. 

Some suggestions on how we can partner you: 

  • Collaborating and co-creating projects to promote inclusive change 
  • Sponsoring programmes and events
  • Funding individual DPA members to go through the Inclusion Ambassador Training programme 
  • Facilitating employees’ regular monthly donations from their salaries 
  • Donating goods or professional services we might need
  • Running fundraisers within your companies, schools or online for DPA
  • Donating money to DPA

Organisations which are looking to partner DPA as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility can contact DPA to discuss how this can be done in a way that suits their needs. Please email [email protected] to start your journey with DPA. 

Get Involved FAQs
Inclusion in Action
  1. I know of someone with disabilities who wishes to join DPA’s membership programme. What should I do?
    We welcome persons with all types of disabilities to join us. To find out more information about the types of membership available, please visit the DPA membership page.  
  2. How can I train my team of staff to be more supportive & inclusive of the disability community?

    DPA offers workshops and experiential activities to corporates, schools, religious institutions and government bodies as part of our Disability Awareness Training Series (DATS). Since its inception, DATS has reached over 8,000 individuals in Singapore. Visit our DATS page to find out more.  

Make an Impact
  1. Can I make a cash donation?
    We welcome walk-in cash donations from Monday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm. Please note that we do not encourage cash donations via mail or any other methods.
  2. Can I make an in-kind donation?

    DPA accepts donations of items like wheelchairs that are still in excellent working condition. To make an in-kind donation, please email DPA at [email protected] 

Give Time
  1. What is the qualification to be a volunteer?

    There is none! Here at DPA, our doors are always open to those who share our passion in advocating for the disabled community.

  2. What are the different volunteering opportunities available?

    DPA needs volunteers in various areas including administration, photography, videography and graphic design work. Regardless of your background, training or skills set, you can be sure there’s always a way you can contribute to the cause. 

Give Resources
  1. Can I organise a fundraising event on behalf of DPA?

    Absolutely! DPA welcomes you to join us in our fundraising efforts to make a difference in the lives of the disabled community. 

    Start your own fundraising campaign and make it personal – tell your friends, family, and co-workers why you have chosen to advocate for the disabled community. Simply create an online campaign here with us! Please email [email protected]

Volunteering
  1. What is the qualification to be a volunteer?

    There is none! Here at DPA, our doors are always open to those who share our passion in advocating for the disabled community.

  2. What are the different volunteering opportunities available?

    DPA needs volunteers in various areas including administration, photography, videography and graphic design work. Regardless of your background, training or skills set, you can be sure there’s always a way you can contribute to the cause.