Kids charities play a large role in the lives of sick children and their families – whether it is providing educational resources, respite, fun activities, or helping provide treatment aids. A charity can be defined as an organisation which has been set up to provide help, and raise money for people in need. In Australia, charities must be organisations that are not-for-profit and only have charitable purposes for public benefit. At Help 4 Kids, our mission is to help you help others, and our focus is helping any children’s charity achieve their goals along the way.
In Australia, there are many subtypes of charities, and children’s charities often fall into a number of different categories. Some charities focus on advancing health which usually primarily means providing support, research and services for the affected child and their family. Other children’s charities show a focus more towards advancing education, where they could provide programs suited to deliver to children who have to spend time away from school due to illness, as well as providing support in developing life skills. Some charities have a heavy focus on learning and education, and see it as their goal to help give disadvantaged children the best chance at a quality education as they can. Some charities focus on advancing social and public welfare, which may include providing accommodation and meal services, as well as support for those with disabilities.
Other charities sit in a number of subtypes as they look after not only the children in need but their families as well.
Some children’s charities have been recognised as health promotion charities. This classification comes when the charity’s primary responsibility is to promote the prevention or control of diseases in children. These charities often supply public information surrounding particular diseases or illnesses and use funds to develop cures or treatments, and provide equipment to those in need.