As 2023 comes to end, we would like to share details of charities that we have had the good fortune to support in Fiji this year. These charities have made a big difference in the lives of thousands of people and we thank them for the work that they do and wish them continued success.
We would also like to thank our customers from around the world. We have only been able to help others with your continued support.
The two main charities that we actively work with are The Frank Hilton Organization and Father Law Home. Apart from these two charities we have a program where our staff can donate to a charity of their choice.
The Frank Hilton Organization
The Frank Hilton Organization is a charitable trust that provides early detection, intervention, and rehabilitation services for children with disabilities and their families in Fiji.
Standss has been supporting the Frank Hilton organization in empowering children with appropriate skills for life in order to increase independence, promote inclusion and full participation in society. The organization provide services such as counselling, audiology, physiotherapy, mobility device services and speech pathology unit. The NGO also runs a school for children with disabilities as well as hostel for children with disabilities travelling from far away places.
The facilities may be commonplace in developed countries but in our still developing country, the Frank Hilton Organization is creating a future for these children that they would not have otherwise.
Standss is long-standing supporter of the Frank Hilton organization and participates in its Amazing Wheelbarrow Race to raise funds to cover their annual operating expenditure to ensure continuity of services.
Participating in the Amazing Wheelbarrow Race was a great team bonding experience that our team loved being a part of.
Team Standss at the Amazing Wheelbarrow Race 2023.
Father Law Home
Father Law Home provides shelter and care for elderly men and women who have no home to go to. The support from Standss and other donors helps the home to cover costs associated with food and medicine for the residents, along with transportation to hospital for treatment and therapy, staff salaries, and maintenance of the facilities and a vehicle.
Father Law Home operates with a small government grant and a huge amount of public goodwill and generosity.
Other Charities we have supported
Below are the charities that our team members have selected for Standss to contribute towards.
Kidney Foundation of Fiji
The Kidney Foundation of Fiji is a non-profit organization that provides support to people with kidney diseases in Fiji. They offer dialysis services and have a dialysis center in Suva. The foundation also raises awareness about kidney diseases and provides education to the public on how to prevent them.
The donation would help the foundation to cover dialysis costs for patients who are unable to afford the treatment on their own.
St. Christopher’s Home
St. Christopher’s Home provides a safe and nurturing environment for children when no parent is to be found to care for them. Sister Clare Masina founded the home in March 1968, and since then, it has been a beacon of hope for children from different backgrounds. The home has also provided care for expectant mothers whose families did not want them, thus preventing them from harming themselves or committing suicide.
We are grateful to the St. Christopher’s Home for allowing us the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of disadvantaged children.
Cure Kids Fiji
Cure Kids Fiji is an NGO that began in 2006 and focuses on two health priorities: preventing rheumatic heart disease (RHD)and enabling access to oxygen.
The Standss team was able to contribute to the work done by Cure Kids Fiji to help prevent and reduce the impact of RHD in the Fiji Islands and enable sustainable access to oxygen at healthcare centers around Fiji to manage hypoxaemia in children with pneumonia and other serious respiratory conditions.
WOWS Kids Fiji
WOWS Kids Fiji is a registered charitable organization that provides support for children diagnosed with cancer in Fiji.
The organization offers various assistance, including covering transportation costs for children to and from treatment centers, providing shopping vouchers and phone top-up vouchers for home-based care, and offering accommodation and living costs for families during treatment time.
We are glad we were able to help WOWS Kids in supporting children with cancer in Fiji.
The Fiji Society for the Blind
The Fiji Society for the Blind is a non-profit organization that provides rehabilitation education, training, and assistance to people who are blind or partially sighted. It is the only full-service national agency of its kind in Fiji, serving the entire country from its location in Suva.
We were able to contribute to the work done by Fiji Society for the Blind in its mission to care for and provide for visually challenged individuals in our country.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the organizations listed above.
Thank you for the wonderful work that you do for those in need. I also want to thank you for giving the Standss team the opportunity to contribute.
Finally, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all our customers who supported us in 2023. It is only through your support that we were able to contribute to the work of these worthy organizations.
We plan to continue our support to these wonderful charities in 2024 and beyond.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and A Wonderful New Year.