Archive | July 2017

Join with Save the Children to help support South Sudanese children receive treatment for cholera

 

What’s happening?

Save the Children and working to save children at the Cholera Treatment Centre in Mingkamen Camp, South Sudan. Save the Children’s Cholera Treatment Centre is an orderly series of large tents in the middle of Mingkaman Camp, which is currently home to about 50,000 people. Many families in the camps fled from the nearby town of Bor when fighting broke out in 2013. Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit is there to give healthcare – and hope – to the thousands of people living in the camps surrounding the centre. The Emergency Health Unit includes teams of specialist staff with the specific expertise and capabilities to deal with a whole range of emergencies. 

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children supports children in South Sudan with healthcare, nutrition, water and sanitation. They also have education and child protection programs to give them a sense of normalcy and let them be children as the fighting around them continues.

How you can help

You can help save children in South Sudan by joining with Save the Children and donating to their Current Emergencies appeal.

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/current-emergencies

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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Join with World Animal Protection to help provide emergency nutrition packs to animals in Mongolia

 

What’s happening?

Right now, animals in Mongolia are starving and freezing to death. These are the deadly consequences of Mongolia’s ‘dzud’; a natural disaster that occurs when a harsh winter follows an extreme summer drought. Temperatures reach as low as -40c at night, and the grass they need to eat can’t grow properly during these severe conditions. Animal owners are still recovering from the devastating 2016 dzud, making it harder to feed and keep their animals warm as they are now hit with yet another.

World Animal Protection’s efforts

World Animal Protection are providing emergency nutrition relief packs to 1,740 households in six provinces. Each pack helps sheep, goats, cattle and horses, and includes 10 kg of milk powder, 1 litre of fish oil, 3 kg of vitamin supplement and 8 kg of mineral blocks. They will be  distributing these vital nutrition packs in parallel with the Mongolian Red Cross with the financial support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)—the world’s largest humanitarian organisation — and USAID.

How you can help

You can help support this project to give aid to millions of affected animals in disaster zones like Mongolia. Help protect as many animals as we can and give local communities their best chance of a quick recovery.

https://www.worldanimalprotection.org/news/were-providing-nearly-350000-cold-starving-mongolian-animals-emergency-aid

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/

 

 

 

Join with Unicef to help get vaccines to children in need

 

What’s happening?

UNICEF believes no child should die of a preventable disease. That’s why they provide vaccines for 45% of the world’s children. Together with their partners, they support vaccination programmes in over 95 countries. It’s a huge job that’s only possible through the sheer determination of thousands of volunteers and health professionals.

Many hospitals and clinics in Yemen have been bombed or abandoned through war, creating the perfect environment to spread disease. It’s estimated one child dies every ten minutes from a preventable disease.

Unicef’s efforts

UNICEF and their partners have responded with nationwide door-to-door campaigns that will vaccinate up to 5 million children against polio. Mobile health teams are reaching children wherever they are, including in places where other health services have been cut off by the fighting.

Even when there’s not an emergency, networks of UNICEF-sponsored health workers help vaccinate children who aren’t being reached. Where poverty, disadvantage and distance break down access to health services, these volunteers and staff bridge the gap. Equipping locals to vaccinate children is a sustainable, long-term strategy that benefits and empowers communities.

How you can help

Nearly a third of the 27 million babies born in India every year are not fully vaccinated during their critical first year of life. This leaves them vulnerable to disease and leaves health workers trying to catch up. You can support Unicef’s life-saving work with a UNICEF Mother’s Day Vaccine Pack.

https://www.unicef.org.au/give-a-gift/choose/mother-s-day/mother-s-day-vaccine-pack

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/

 

 

 

 

Join with Save the Children to help save children in the Syrian Crisis

 

What’s happening?

The situation for Syria’s children is critical. Amena* and her family were recently saved from the Mediterranean Sea, but Amena needed urgent medical care. (*name changed to protect identity) They’ve since found asylum in the Netherlands. Save the Children’s video follows Mutasem, the cultural mediator on board the Search and Rescue boat, as he revisits the family and reflects on his personal connection to the family’s journey.

Watch the video here: https://www.savethechildren.org.au/about-us/media-and-publications/latest-news/years/found-rescued-saved

Save the Children’s efforts

You have seen the horrific scenes from Idlib showing the violence Syrian children have been living through. They are hungry, thirsty and scared. Right now, hundreds of thousands of children and families in Syria are struggling to survive without food, medicine and clean water. Lives will be lost if we do not take urgent action.

Save the Children is on the ground in Syria and throughout the region. They are providing children and their families with life-saving assistance such as emergency care, shelters, protection, healthcare, clean water and warm clothes.

How you can help

Join with Save the Children to help stop Syrian children becoming a lost generation.

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/syrian-refugee-crisis

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/