to let the light in is a poetry collection that gathers the voices of doctors, nurses, caregivers, and patients from across the region to address one of humanity’s most universal experiences: death. We aim to increase awareness and appreciation for palliative and end-of-life care, a necessary service that provides medical, financial, and emotional support for the individuals affected and all who are close to them.
We received a total of 840 thought-provoking submissions from all across the Asia Pacific, which was then whittled down to 111 poems. The publication includes poems in 11 languages. Non-English poems were reproduced in their original language alongside an English translation, to ensure that the anthology remains accessible to as many readers as possible.
How To Support Our Project
Donate to distribute copies of the book to end-of-life care patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers to palliative care organisations across the Asia Pacific region.
For Singapore Taxpayers
*Donors will be eligible for 250% tax deduction
For a donation of $30, we will donate a book to a palliative care institution in Singapore to distribute to their patient’s, caregivers and healthcare workers.
To donate or find out more, click here.
For a donation of $30, we will donate a book to a palliative care institution in the Asia Pacific region to distribute to their patient's, caregivers and healthcare workers.
To donate or find out more click here.
Our Official Website
Head to http://athousandcranes.org/ to watch a series of short interviews on our featured poets. To acknowledge the incredible submissions we received, the poems that were not featured in our published anthology have been uploaded on our website in their original language!
1.I wish to get tax deduction for my donation, which campaign should I donate to?
Only Singapore taxpayers will be eligible for 250% tax deduction for donations on Giving.sg. Please note this campaign finishes on 13 August 2021.
2.If I donate on Giving.sg, will I be able to receive a copy of the book?
For a donation of more than $30, you will receive one copy of the book as a thank you.
For a donation of $60, 1 book will be given to a palliative care patient, caregiver, or healthcare worker in Singapore! As thank you for your donation, you will receive one copy of the book.
Visit our campaign to find out more.
3.Who will be receiving the books from the Giving.sg campaign?
The donated books will be sent to various palliative care organisations in Singapore to be distributed to their patients, caregivers and staff.
4.Will we be able to choose where the books from the Giving.sg campaign will be given to?
We have compiled the list of organisations that we will be giving the book to so we will not be accepting requests for specific distributions. If you wish to donate the books to specific beneficiaries, please go to Qn 5.
5.Will we be able to choose where the books from the GIVE.asia campaign will be given to?
If you wish to distribute the books to specific beneficiaries, kindly contact [email protected] for your donation arrangement.
6.Who will be receiving the books from the GIVE.asia campaign?
We will distribute the books to various palliative care organisations in the Asia Pacific region.
7.If I donate on GIVE.asia, will I be able to receive a copy of the book?
Your donation will go towards enabling us to distribute the books to various palliative care organisations in the Asia Pacific. If you wish to receive a copy, kindly contact [email protected].