Autism Resource Centre

The Autism Resource Centre’s mission is to “help individuals with an autism spectrum disorder maximise their potential in life through advocacy and provision of services in education, employment and empowering of family caregivers / professionals.”

Earlier this month, the organization, in conjunction with the Dance Spectrum Institute (DSI), hosted a “Concert of Hope,” a dance performance at the Republic Cultural Centre, Singapore. Guest of Honor, Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng in the Jalan Besar Group Representation Constituency and Guest Member, Ms Irene Ng attended the December 4th performance.

DSI donated all proceeds to the Employability and Employment Centre of the Autism Resource Centre. Donors contributed via director sponsorship, ticket purchases, sponsor-a-child programs, and the sponsor souvenir programme.

For more information, be sure to visit the Autism Research Centre website.

Little Sisters Fund

“We know that there is no tool for development more powerful than the education of girls and the empowerment of women.”

Kofi Annan, 2003

Anthony S Casey is also a member of the Little Sisters Fund, an organization dedicated to providing life-changing educational services to girls in the underprivileged regions of Asia. By providing long-term support, they can help end forced Child Labor, Child Marriage, and Child Trafficking. Programs include Individual Sponsorship (ISP), School Scholarships (SSP), and more. In the ISP, Little Sisters write their sponsor monthly while $3,500 covers her complete education including 10 years of tuition, books, supplies, and uniform.

2015 was an especially difficult year in Nepal. In April and May, earthquakes and continuous aftershocks, devastated the country.  Paired with political unrest and dissatisfaction stemming from the new constitution, the work of Usha, Ramesh and Yashoda in past months is particularly impressive. The Little Sisters Fund currently supports over 1,900 Little Sisters with long-term scholarships.

By training and performing in triathlons, Anthony S Casey and his team fundraise for this great organization.

Little Sisters Fund 7min Video from Trevor Patzer on Vimeo.

 

Anthony has been an active donor since 2007.  This past year, 2015, was by almost any measure, the most difficult twelve months of Little Sisters Fund’s 18-year history.

Despite the earthquakes and ongoing aftershocks, political unrest, and fuel crisis, the group accomplished a great deal in 2015.

A few highlights include:

  • 350+ new Little Sisters. This brings the total number of girls currently receiving support to about 2,000.
  • 97% pass rate on the School Leaving Certificate exam.  More than double the national rate!
  • A rapid, multi-faceted earthquake response effort, which reached more than 5,000 people in need.
  • New programs and partnerships

You can click here to read the Little Sisters Fund 2015 Annual Report.

Anthony S Casey is proud to make such fantastic changes possible. With hope for the future, the work moving forward is as much part of those who donate as the organization’s efforts itself.

For more information, be sure to check out the Little Sisters Fund website.

2015 Dec: Make a Wish Foundation

Anthony is a proud sponsor of the Make a Wish Foundation. This month, Make a Wish sponsored one child’s “Pony Day Out.” Not only was little Arifah able to flaunt her very best ‘My Little Pony’ attire, but she also built her very own pony at Build-A-Bear Singapore. After registering the “birth” of her pony, Arifah received another surprise – she got to spend the rest of the day interacting with real ponies! She and her family participated in a guided tour of the stable, a pony grooming session, and exclusive pony rides. A ‘My Little Pony’ themed party was held in her honor, including exciting activities like face painting, a magic show, balloon sculpting, and a photo booth.

The Santa Run for Wishes and Annual Christmas Party happened this past November as well. Participants completed a 2KM or 5KM family-friendly fun-run along Palawan Beach accompanied by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Ji. Runners were also invited to an exclusive evening at Universal Studios Singapore. That same night, 1,400 Wish Children and their families attended the Annual Christmas party at USS.

Upcoming events include the Drew & Napier Christmas Party and TANGS Christmas Fundraiser. For more details, be sure to check out the newsletter here.