Our Overview & Aim
The Karl Vella Foundation (V/O 0992) was established to provide educational and psychological assistance to children in families disrupted by serious illness of a family member. All too often, in situations where one has been taken seriously or chronically ill, the focus in the family shifts completely to the invalid. This is only natural. The other members of the family mould to the situation, and families cope as best they can in the prevailing circumstances.
What often happens to children in these situations is that they are looked after by relatives, friends, and anyone else who comes to the assistance of these families. The result is that oftentimes, through absolutely no fault of the parents / guardians, these children end up feeling isolated, forgotten and lonely, despite the best efforts made to ensure they are looked after.
How We Work
The Karl Vella Foundation is seeking to address the issues experienced by children in these circumstances by creating a welcoming environment for them at our centre in Attard where they are encouraged to come and spend some time while their parents or siblings are receiving treatment or in hospital; Children will be assisted in their homework by our volunteers, engaged in activities and conversation and if deemed necessary, also referred to counsellors. The centre is equipped with facilities appropriate to the various ages of the children in our care.
If you, or anyone you know, feels that a child may be eligible to receive help from the KVF because of these family circumstances, please download this referral form, and get it signed by a professional. You can either send it by normal mail or by email to [email protected]
How Can You Help?
There are a number of ways one can assist us in our mission. We are always actively looking for volunteers to join our team, which is made up of a variety of people from different backgrounds and walks of life.
As one can imagine the Foundation also requires a considerable amount of funds to remain operational. Donations, sponsorships and fundraising can all help towards maintaining our core focus of assisting children coming from families struck by illness.
Whichever option you choose - all of us at the Karl Vella Foundation would like to thank you for your support, without which none of our work would be possible.
How Can You Assist Us
Looking to give back to the community? Join our team of volunteers and experience the joy of helping children and families through the most difficult times in thier lives. Send us your details on [email protected]
The Karl Vella Foundation is a non-profit voluntary orginisation. Funding this initiative will aid us to continue helping children in families disrupted by the serious illness of a family member. For more information visit the Donate Now!
page or contact us on [email protected]
How an idea or organising a fund raising activity? Looking to collect money during an event or activity? Looking to donate proceeds to charity? Please contact us today on [email protected]
to understand how your donation can help so many childrens lives.