Join with Save The Children in the new year’s appeal to save children from drought

 

What’s happening?

Drought in East Africa has left millions of people at risk of starvation. An estimated six and half million children could be at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa as a result of back-to-back droughts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Nearly half a million children in the region are already suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

Widespread drought has caused successive crop failures, meaning scores of families have been left with no food and no way of earning income for their essential needs. Families are eating one meal a day at most, and what they do have to eat is often not very nutritious because they can only afford the cheapest food available. Without adequate food, children are weak and vulnerable to illness.

Save The Children’s teams are on the ground in Africa delivering life-saving aid;

  • they provide food aid and cash transfers so children can eat.
  • their mobile health teams are treating children suffering from severe malnutrition.
  • they are getting clean drinking water to hard-to-reach communities.
  • they are providing technical assistance to governments to support their responses.

Act now to support children and families in East Africa that urgently need your help:
https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/east-africa-drought-emergency-appeal

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

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