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.
Visit our campaign on GIVE.asia to make your donation!
This campaign will receive Dollar-for-Dollar matching from the Tote Board.
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.
Campaign end date: 31 December 2021
For Singapore Taxpayers (Campaign Ended)
Thanks to your generous donations, we managed to raise $20,060! We will be distributing complimentary copies of ‘to let the light in’ to palliative & end-of-life patients, caregivers, and healthcare workers through selected hospitals and hospices across Singapore.
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.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.
2.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.
3.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].