For over thirty years the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) has been raising funds for research into childhood cancers.
The creation of the Foundation was inspired by 9 year old Jennifer Harper, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 1977. When her father, Peter Harper, discovered that there was no research into children’s leukaemia being done in WA he set out, together with other parents of children with cancer, to raise funds for this purpose. Sadly Jennifer did not win her battle, and passed away in 1978.
Because of this invaluable and vital research, the prognosis for children with cancer has greatly improved, with the survival rate now at approximately eighty percent.
CLCRF has a commitment to ensure this ground-breaking research continues so that our future generations can, hopefully, live cancer free.
The Foundation relies on the support of the generous Australian community to continue its research, as we do not receive State or Federal funding.
Sony Foundation Australia is the charitable arm of the Sony Group of Companies operating in Australia including Sony Australia, Sony Music, Sony Computer Entertainment, Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Mobile and Sony DADC.
Our mission is to capitalise on the unique qualities of Sony and contribute to the advancement of the Australian community by assisting youth and fostering their talents. Through our fundraising and activities, Sony Foundation is affirming the global unifying brand message that drives Sony: believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real.
The Sony companies contribute to the administrative costs of the Foundation, allowing the net proceeds of funds raised to be distributed in full to all of our youth-focused causes. As well as the backing of the Sony companies, Sony Foundation is also supported by a number of dedicated and passionate corporate partners including some of Australia’s most loved and recognised brands.
Since 1999, driven by the vision of helping young people, the Foundation has provided opportunities, support and assistance to thousands of young Australians.
Sony Foundation is not only about giving a donation, our role is to facilitate engaged philanthropy. It is about becoming the voice of our young people; the champion of the cause; the answer to the gap in the system.
We strive to create a movement of change and a lasting difference and we are only able to do this because of the generous support extended to us by Sony. The achievements of the Foundation elucidate the Foundation’s unique position to deliver on its vision to support Australia’s young people.
Sony Foundation partners with existing charities as well as initiating a number of unique campaigns, all of which aim to offer solutions to some of the problems young people in Australia face today. These include severe illness, drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, disability and displacement.
Operation Smile mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children’s smiles and transform lives across the globe. Through medical missions to rural areas around the country, state-of-the-art charity hospital which provide free surgery and post-operative care, as well as international standard medical training to hundreds of doctors and nurses each year, Operation Smile delivers quality cleft treatment to those who may not otherwise receive any care at all. Operation Smile China Medical Mission is one of the largest organizations in China to carry out medical aid for children in the country, and has helped over 27,000 families.
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was launched in Spring of 2005 by Paul Epstein, a social worker in the Brookline Public School system, and his twin brother, former Red Sox Executive Vice President and General Manager and current Chicago Cubs President, Theo Epstein.
The mission of FTBNL is to improve the world through education, leadership and the healthy development of youth and families.
We raise funds and awareness for non-profit agencies, working on the front lines, serving disadvantaged youth in the Greater Boston area. We invest in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families and send highly under resourced young people with great potential to college.
K is for Kids® is a unique student volunteer-based nonprofit 501(c)3 with kids on both the giving and receiving ends of our mission building readers and leaders. The Foundation encourages literacy and a love of reading in children of all ages by enriching their libraries at school and at home and by recognizing students’ reading achievements throughout the school year. Teen leaders and young entrepreneurs, the organization’s primary volunteers, earn community service hours, boost resumes and test their skills in a real-world setting. Through its focused efforts, K is for Kids helps cultivate the skills kids need to be creative thinkers, adventurous problem solvers and visionary leaders. Join us during February’s “Bring a Book, Bring a Friend®” for Children’s Literacy Month when teens host “fun’raisers” to inspire kids to read more & dream more. Reading & dreaming, learning & leading, creating & achieving: That’s K is for Kids!
Established in 1995 in Naples, Florida, Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc. (NEC) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization with the mission to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs. With a dedicated staff and group of volunteers, NEC, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Premier Accredited Center, provides therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities and therapy programs to more than 500 participants each year. Through donations and sponsorships, the organization is able to provide this vital therapy to those who need it most, regardless of income level.
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, treats hundreds of thousands of children from across Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Started with a simple mission over 100 years ago when a small group of religious sisters came to Louisiana to care for those most in need, this ministry has become a beacon of hope for children across the region who seek critical pediatric services not available in their own communities. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to sustain its mission to treat every child, regardless of ability to pay.
The Dempster Family Foundation was founded by Major League pitcher, Ryan Dempster and his family to raise awareness for a very common, yet not well known syndrome known as 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome; 22q for short. It is also known as DiGeorge Syndrome and Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome (VCFS.) Dempster’s five year-old daughter Riley was diagnosed with the syndrome shortly after birth.
The disorder is caused by a tiny missing portion of the 22nd chromosome which can result in some of the most commonly recognized health issues for newborns and children world-wide. Unfortunately, many children suffer from symptoms of the disorder for years before being properly diagnosed. Although it occurs at a rate second only to Down Syndrome, it isn’t well known within the medical community or the general public.
It’s the mission of the Dempster Family Foundation to raise awareness for this syndrome, while providing programs and support to individuals and families affected by this 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
CRY is an Indian NGO that sees itself as an enabler, supporting grass-root initiatives on child rights issues such as Right to Education, health, malnutrition and protection. Each initiative combines direct action with children, community mobilisation and policy influencing components to maximise impact and ensure long-term viability. CRY’s development strategy is centred on community mobilization as the most effective long-term solution to the multiple causes of poverty, deprivation, exploitation and abuse that shackle India’s children. CRY’s mission is to enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived Indian child and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling children to realise their full potential, and people to discover their potential for action and change.
CRY works with over 150 project partners across 23 states to ensure lasting change in the lives of children. CRY interfaces with local government and other power structures and foster alliances with state, regional, issue interest groups. Through supporting networks, CRY provides a platform for partners to meet, share and learn from each other’s experiences. This enables the strengthening of field level initiatives.
Magic Bus is committed to developing local community mentors who take children living in poverty on the journey from childhood to livelihood. Over a ten year period, its mentors work with children and parents through a weekly curriculum of sporting activities, which are used as metaphors to change behaviour in the areas of education, health, gender and livelihood. It always accesses existing community partnerships to ensure that young people move from poverty, and develop into young adults with greater control and choice. All Magic Bus graduates are offered the opportunity to enroll in livelihood programmes, creating at scale, a movement of competent, confident young people ready to make a significant difference to their lives.
Magic Bus works with 200,000 children from marginalized communities across India. It started work in 1999 and is on course to have 1 million children in its programme by 2015.
A dynamic, progressive organization, the College Women’s Association of Japan promotes education and fosters multicultural friendships. Through meaningful volunteer activities, we empower and inspire each other to create an enduring, positive impact on our communities.
For more than 50 years, CWAJ has provided scholarships and travel grants to more than 800 women for university study outside their home countries, to Japanese men and women with visual impairments, and more recently to nursing students in Fukushima directly affected by the Great East Japan Disaster. We currently support several programs for children in the Fukushima area.
CWAJ’s Motto: Nurturing Women Leaders Across the Globe
The Working Youth Society has been conducting business in Japan for 44 years since its inception on December 10, 1969. It contributes to the promotion of the welfare and healthy development for young people through the development of their business skills. The society works internationally to support its mission, and carries out exchange programs to educate the next generation.
Every week in New Zealand three families are told their child has cancer. We support these families from the very beginning. Our vision is that every child and their family walking the child cancer journey will never feel alone and our mission is to support them throughout their journey.
By doing this we reduce isolation and the impact of cancer. Through offering and coordinating support services we ensure children and their families are supported, informed, and well cared for at every stage of their cancer journey.
This assistance is delivered throughout New Zealand by our Family Support team working in conjunction with the foundation’s branch members (parents and volunteers) in the local community.
In our day to day work we are mindful of our values: We are compassionate, practical and responsible. We value best practice, partnerships, and diversity.
The Foundation is governed by a board and comprises six regions, 22 branches and 22 full-time and 15 part-time staff based at Family Places in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and at locations in other regions.
Each year we need at least $6 million to continue our services. This is raised through the generosity of individuals, grants, donations and sponsorships.
The Foundation’s work with children with cancer and their families is unique and receives no direct government funding or support from other cancer agencies.
The Maria Social Welfare Foundation is a service-oriented organization that helps those with physical or mental disabilities in Taiwan live independently, assisting with their everyday needs and education. The foundation includes a school, a home and an early childhood help center. Founded on the principle of “Love never fails,” it is involved in feeding and providing medical, educational, and professional help for those in need.
The Taipei Orphan Welfare Foundation was originally established in 1968 as the Taipei Orphan Welfare Association. In 2007, the Association was restructured to develop more services to orphans, and this Foundation has been established. Our mission is to help orphans to grow up happier and healthier and pursue their dreams. Up to 2014, we have 10 offices nationwide in Taiwan. Our staffs and counselors have delivered our services to over 6,000 orphans.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top ten children’s hospitals in U.S. News & World Report. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 153,000 children each year. Learn more at luriechildrens.org.
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The Mission of Misericordia/Heart of Mercy is to support individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination within an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement of quality of life. We promote development of natural family and community support, community awareness, education and advocacy.