We are often drawn to help those in need, particularly children, but we do not always know where to start. The difficulties that are experienced by children all around the world can be daunting, and often we do nothing because we do not know what to do.
We do not have to do anything to assist children or anybody else, but if we choose to do something we should allow ourselves to do what we are drawn to do and we should seek nothing in return.
The purpose of this page is to show any who are interested that there are ways to provide assistance, that assistance does not have to be financial, and to perhaps offer some suggestions as starting points.
The links to organisations which we have provided are to organisations which we have been drawn to include, not because they are necessarily better or more worthy of support than the organisations we have not included. It is far more productive to support existing organisations than to attempt to re-invent the wheel or to establish competing charities.
Many of the links on this page will take you away from our site.
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We can provide assistance locally by helping in some way to locate missing children.
Greyhound Lines will provide free one way transportation between any two points in the continental United States (excluding Alaska) for runaway children returning home through its "Home Free" program, in conjunction with the National Runaway Switchboard.
The International Center for Missing & Exploited Children has many programs which enable us to assist at a level which we feel comfortable with. For example, we may distribute pictures, or display posters of missing children. We may provide internet links to their website, we may become a volunteer, or we may simply make a donation.
The following links will take you to the 'Missing Kids' site in those countries…
|Argentina Missing Children Website||Australia Missing Children Website|
|Belgium Missing Children Website||Brazil Missing Children Website|
|Canada Missing Children Website||Chile Missing Children Website|
|Italy Missing Children Website||Netherlands Missing Children Website|
|South Africa Missing Children Website||United Kingdom Missing Children Website|
|United States Missing Children Website||Malaysia Missing Children Website|
|Mexico Missing Children Website||Spain Missing Children Website|
Other than missing children there are many other local projects which we can become involved with to assist children in need, or our community in general.
Volunteer Match will help match our talents with projects which need help within our own communities.
St. Jude's Ranch is always in need of volunteers to help out in every aspect of Ranch operation. Young and old, skilled and unskilled everyone with the desire to volunteer their time at St. Jude's Ranch is welcomed.
There are literally millions of children throughout the world who exist in sub human conditions.
There are children who exist in what can only be described as garbage dumps, children who exist in drought dust bowls with little food or water, children who live in communities ravaged by HIV-Aids, and children sold into slavery and sexual perversion.
There are children who cannot even conceive an existence which we take for granted. Children for whom a regular meal or fresh water are unheard of. Education and medicine are unimaginable luxuries to millions of children today, in the twenty-first century.
More than 2,000 children worldwide are infected with HIV each day.
In 2002, more than 720,000 babies were infected through mother-to-child transmission.
In industrialized nations, the results of research and effective intervention have drastically reduced mother-to-child transmission of HIV to less than 2%. There are proven low-cost interventions that have the capacity to save thousands of children's lives in the developing world if we act now.
The Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation creates a future of hope for children and families worldwide by eradicating paediatric AIDS, providing care and treatment to people with HIV/AIDS, and accelerating the discovery of new treatments for other serious and life-threatening paediatric illnesses.
There are many international aid agencies, and even if we do not feel comfortable with making a commitment to sponsor a child, we can make a donation to one of the agencies, or we can lead a group in sponsoring a child.
Sponsoring a child at a cost of say $1.00 per month each, can be a worthwhile project for a Sunday School class for example. Teaching compassion and charity in an interactive environment through communication with the sponsored child.
Perhaps a weekly prayer group, or a separate church donation tin which would enable a child to be sponsored by the group, or congregation.
In fact, there are many ways that we can sponsor a child through working together in a way that we do not even notice the financial cost. Such as a donation tin and a notice board for communication with the sponsored child in the corner shop.
Any group whether that group is a bowling team, a sowing circle, a chess club, or book discussion group etc, could sponsor a child for a few quarters a month.
If you would prefer to donate your time to assist International child sponsorship programs you could consider becoming a volunteer representative, or distributing brochures or posters.
The following links will take you to the 'Compassion International' site in those countries…
|Compassion Australia||Tear Fund-New Zealand|
|Compassion Canada||Compassion France (SEL)|
|Compassion Italy||Compassion Nederland|
|Compassion USA||Compassion UK|
|Compassion South Korea||Compassion Switzerland|
Warm Blankets Orphan Care is a non-profit Christian mission, dedicated to the rescue of orphans and widows through third world church planting and orphanage outreach.
In just two mouse clicks we can donate to solvepoverty.com, and our donation is free….
Use this link and click the 'click here' button on the page that opens….that easy.
Learn more about children at risk throughout the world via the comprehensive Viva Network site.
If we would like to know more about the current problems of child labour, we can use the following link…
Through the Looking Glass (TLG)
A nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. TLG is a disability community based non-profit organization, which emerged from the independent living movement, and was founded in 1982 in Berkeley, California.
The TLG mission is "To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture."
ChildSight® solves an important
yet often undetected problem for many of the neediest school children
around the country--difficulties of poor or blurry vision in children
ages 11-14. The solution is a pair of eyeglasses distributed right in a
student's school where it can have the greatest impact.
By giving them tools for learning, ChildSight® gives kids the power to succeed in school.
St. Jude's Ranch for Children is a nationally recognized and fiscally responsible community focused on the individual needs of abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths. Our family is dedicated to breaking the vicious cycles of child abuse and welfare dependency. Our safe home like environment ensures unmatched healing services so that each person can achieve his or her full potential.
Annai Theresa Orphanage
The prime objectives of Annai Theresa Orphanage is to offer these uprooted children the warmth, food, shelter, education and vocational training so that they can find their own roots in the society and become responsible and respectable persons.
It does require a lot of effort, time money and care to make them self-reliant. Generous contributions by philanthropists, can sustain these activities on the desired scale, thereby offering these uncared children a new meaning in life.
Your contributions can help organizations take in more such unfortunate children off the streets and care for them.
The following are a selection of miscellaneous and targeted programs which could use assistance in one form or another.
|Most of the organisations that we have provided links to on this page have free brochures and posters which we can display within our or community…Navigate their sites using the links that we have provided above.||
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