Helping Children

Volunteer. Refer. Donate. Support.

(The titles are the links to each organisation).

Make-a-Wish Singapore

Make-A-Wish Singapore
  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation tries to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions. The Singapore branch has made all kinds of wishes come true, including going on a cruise, getting a room makeover, being princess for a day, pet frogs, creating an animation video …
  • Anyone can refer someone between the ages of 3 and 18 to the foundation, with a medical-eligibility form signed by a doctor to indicate that the child has a life-threatening condition.
  • Wish granters then meet the child’s family to design the wish in a way that is memorable. Wishes take 3 to 6 months to fulfill, building the child’s anticipation with something as simple as a calendar that counts down the number of days to the wish being granted.
  • Experience has shown that when children are happier, they are more receptive to treatment and can recover faster. It also helps the child’s family, creating a moment they can look back upon and hold on to during tough times.

 

Child Rights and You (CRY)

CRY

Based in India. According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children all children are born with fundamental rights.

  • Right to Survival – to life, health, nutrition, name, nationality
  • Right to Development – to education, care, leisure, recreation, cultural activities
  • Right to Protection – from exploitation, abuse, neglect
  • Right to Participation – to expression, information, thought, religion

CRY believes in every child’s right to achieve these dreams.

 

Mahesh Memorial Trust

Mahesh Memorial Trust

An NGO based in Chennai, India, working towards creating public awareness about cancer, providing financial aid to economically challenged patients, organizing counselling and support for cancer patients and their families, and supporting any other form of activity associated with the fight against cancer.

 

Carry for Kids

Carry for Kids
  • Promotes and educates airline staff, travel agents and travellers about how they can, as individuals, make a difference to the lives of underprivileged children in three or four simple steps.
  • An Australian organization, it distributes ‘Shoeboxes of Love’ filled with toys, clothing, school items, first aid, soap and similar essentials. Leisure travelers carry these shoeboxes as excess baggage – at no personal cost – when visiting Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

 

Sunrise Cambodia

Sunrise Cambodia
  • A sustainable community development organisation with a focus on Cambodia’s most vulnerable children and the communities in which they live.
  • It offers orphans love, food, shelter, medical attention, education, counseling, physical exercise programmes, health and hygiene instruction, family planning and HIV Awareness programmes and assistance with employment.
  • Help with donations and/or sponsorships.

 

YWCA’s Meals on Wheels for Children

YWCA Singapore

A meals programme for children aged between five to 12 years from low-income families. Regardless of race, religion or gender, free nutritious halal dinners are delivered between 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. either to their homes or to partnering agencies on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays, excluding public holidays).

The children are Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents, between the ages of 5 and 12 and from a home where the household income is less than $2,500 per month or less than $750 per capita (per person per household).

The many ways you can help in ways small and big.