Join with Unicef to help save malnourished children around the world


What’s happening?

We live in a dangerous world. Every day, children face violence, disease and hunger. They’re forced to flee their homes and denied an education. It’s easy to feel powerless against the swell of global crisis and poverty. When a child has malnutrition, every day counts. Early detection could save a child’s life. That’s why Unicef trains community health workers to identify malnutrition as soon as possible. One of their best tools is a simple plastic tape which measures the circumference of the upper arm. If a child falls in the red zone, they have severe acute malnutrition and they have to act fast.

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.

Unicef provides millions of children in need with life-saving vaccines, mosquito nets, and nutrition support; safe drinking water and basic sanitation; education; and protection from exploitation and abuse. They depend on donations from us as they are wholly funded by voluntary contributions.

How you can help

Unicef health workers know how to bring a child back from the brink of deadly malnutrition. They have the global network to respond as soon as children need us in every region of the world. But they can’t do it alone. Join with Unicef to help children around the world beat malnutrition;

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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