We build early learning eco-friendly children's villages and big, bright futures


So you want to help out by donating your time or money? Fantastic, you're a legend! There are so many ways you can help. 

And the good news is that our money goes to a terrific cause. A donation of some of your hard-earned cash will help keep our wheels rolling (admin costs, fundraising costs etc), so we can make a small but tangible difference in the developing world.

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All Australian dollar donations over $2 are tax deductibile, thanks to Rotary (RAWCS) who auspice us. You will receive a tax deductible receipt for your donation from them.

donate in US$

Making one-off or recurring donations through PayPal USA is just one click away. You do not need a PayPal account, just a credit or debit card:

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If you have any questions about donating to fws please email accounts@foodwatershelter.org.au and we'll help you out.

fws is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.

become a mia kwa mia (100 for 100) member

fws is looking for 100 generous and committed supporters to become a mia kwa mia (100 for 100) member. Find out more

fws created Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’

A sponsorship program to cover Kesho Leo Children’s Village fundamental operating costs to keep mamas, carers, Kesho kids, pre-school and chekechea (kindergarten) kids comfy, safe and supported at Kesho Leo. Find out more>

families4families sponsorship program

If you can commit to a monthly donation to fws, how about sponsoring a Kesho Leo family! Find out more›

go shopping with our shopping list!

Okay, so we've raised the funds for building Kesho Leo, but what about the final fit-out items and running costs? Well, we've got us a shopping list to help Kesho Leo run like clockwork. Maybe you want to tick some items off the list? Visit our shopping list at our online store›

run for foodwatershelter

The dedicated volunteers of fws are gathering participants from near and far to tackle fun runs all over Australia – from city to surf, Sydney to Perth – to raise some wonderful dollars for Kesho Leo children’s village. And there's room on our teams for you! Find out more›

donate everytime you shop online

You can make donations to fws whenever you do your regular online shopping. This can be done through shopnate and/or shop it forward. It is easy, secure and does not cost you a cent! Don't forget to register with them before you do your Christmas online shopping!

Click on the logos to follow their links for more details.


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Send a gift card with donation

For special events, like Mother's Day, Christmas or just to say thanks to a special someone. Choose from one of the gorgeous card designs, hand-drawn by the Kesho kids, enter your special message and in lieu of a gift you can make a donation to the the wonderful mamas and children at Kesho Leo Children's village. Send an e-gift card>

donate some of your time

We're almost always looking out for volunteers to help both in Australia and the USA, and on the ground in Tanzania. If you think you can help, check out our volunteer information page to find out about what skills we're after and how to get the ball rolling. Find out more›

become an official fws member

Become an official part of us, attend our yearly AGM, vote on issues and be the first to receive information regarding fws events and the various sponsorship programs we launch. You will also receive gimme shelter, our e-newsletter outlining fws's progress in Australia, the USA and in Tanzania, East Africa. Find out more›