Join with Unicef to become a Global Parent and help children all over the world


What’s happening?

Disaster, war and poverty stop too many children from surviving their first 1,000 days of life. Your support can change the story for the world’s most disadvantaged children. What happens in a child’s first 1,000 days can shape their entire life. To give every child the best possible start, Unicef needs to be there as soon as an emergency strikes. They need to cross battle lines and climb mountains to reach children in the world’s most dangerous and remote communities. But they can’t do it alone.

Unicef doesn’t receive any money from the UN. They rely on monthly donations from a passionate group of supporters called Global Parents. From right here in Australia, they help their teams reach vulnerable children in 190 countries. Every month, Global Parents donate to bring children the essential supplies that save lives and shape futures: vaccinations, blankets and clean water. 72 cents from every dollar they raised in 2016 went directly to their work for children.

Unicef’s efforts

UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund, a leading global humanitarian and development agency that works to uphold the rights of every child. Established in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II, they now operate in more than 190 countries and territories. Their work aims to help all children — especially the most disadvantaged and marginalised— to lead safe, healthy lives and realise their full potential.

How you can help

Becoming a Global Parent is one of the most powerful actions you can take for the world’s children. All it takes is a small, ongoing gift to protect children from killer diseases, bring them back from the brink of malnutrition and stand by them when a disaster doesn’t make the news.

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:


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