Orla's birthday gift to charity
by anna orla aisling roisin
Our Campaign Storyends 30 May 2016, 12 AM
Please come celebrate with us for Orla's third birthday. We will have some fun and games for kids. Please bring kids swimming costumes in case they would like to swim after eating lots of cakes and goodies.
We have been fortunate to benefit in life and love. The greatest gifts we can receive are your continued friendship and your presence at Orla's birthday and to have fun.
Please do not feel compelled to bring gifts. However, if you are considering a gift, we can give you an option of gift or another option for you to donate the money instead to a charity of your choice or to use the fundraising link suggested.
Melrose Home aims to nurture a supportive home away from home environment for its residents, and has the capacity to provide quality residential care for 80 disadvantaged children and teenagers between the ages of 3 to 18 years.
The Home requires a monthly average of about $120,000 for its operations and about 40% of this cost is provided by Ministry of Social & Family Development as a grant based on the number of children in residence.
However, the major part of the Home's operational costs is funded by donations from corporations, organised groups and well-wishing individuals.
Continued support from donors is needed to provide quality residential care and daily meals, therapeutic and developmental services, enrichment and recreational programmes, and facilities management for our residents.