Christmas at Canossaville Children's Home
by Ellie Johnston
Our Campaign Storyends 17 Dec 2016, 12 AM
Thank you for taking two minutes out of your day to read this - I won't keep you for long!
It's that heart-warming time of year when we are all thinking about the time we will spend with our loved ones and all the lovely gifts we will buy for them.
Sadly, not every child can even spend Christmas in a safe environment. I am running the Standard Chartered Half Marathon here in Singapore on the 4th December in the hope that I can raise some money to give the children of Canossaville Children's home a brighter Christmas.
There are 68 children and I would love to raise $150 per child to do something nice with them on one of the days that I am with them or to buy them a gift or something that they need for school/general.
Big or small - anything that you can give will be very gratefully appreciated by the children and myself.
100% of your donations via this page will go directly to the Children's home.
Thank you again for reading,
Founded in 1941, Canossaville Children's Home (CCH) offers residential care to girls aged between 6 years to 12 years who come from family situations which may put them at risk. Our Special Student Care Centre offers before/after school care for boys and girls, including those with special needs; with priority for the most needy.
In view of the changing social landscape, the new name of Canossaville Children and Community Services will be adopted to serve the larger community in MacPherson/ Aljunied. There are plans to expand our Student Care Centre, as well as start an Inclusive Childcare Centre to cater mainstream and Special Needs children from the community. We also aim to ultimately include a specialist team consisting of speech therapist, educational psychologist, social workers etc. called "Canossian Circle of Care" to provide additional professional help required by the children and families within the Canossian Eduplex and community.
2017 is our transitional year. Operations for the new centres will begin in 2018.