As we’re so grateful to the bountiful life we live in, why not make it even more meaningful by giving back. Though Jakarta looks glittery, there are still those who still need other’s help. If you’re planning to share or participate in the charity cause, here are the notable organizations in Jakarta you can join.
1. Yayasan Lestari Sayang Anak
This foundation wants to rescue babies and toddlers who cannot be taken care of by their desperate parents in the Jakarta area. Yayasan Lestari Anak does so by running an orphanage where babies are not only cared of, but also cared for. Each kid gets individual attention and care to facilitate the development of secure attachments with the caregivers. Offers an environment full of multi-sensory stimuli like music, colors, pictures, movement, and plenty of cuddling time. The place also gives opportunities to explore the world around them through play, outings, and television.
2. Hellen Keller International
Helen Keller International is dedicated to saving and improving the sight and lives of the world’s vulnerable. Its program includes combating the causes and consequences of blindness, poor health, and malnutrition. Part of this work is focused on preventing blindness and vision loss for millions of vulnerable people through cataract surgery, vision correction, vitamin A supplementation, screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy, and distribution of treatments and cures for neglected tropical diseases.
Jl. Taman Marga Satwa Raya No. 26B, Ragunan, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+6221) 7822286
3. Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation
Priscilla Hall was tragically killed in a plane accident at Lake Lido, 65kms south of Jakarta on June 20th, 2004. Having lived the last two years of her life in Jakarta, Priscilla’s lifelong affinity for people extended into a great interest in assisting disadvantaged children. In light of this, Priscilla’s family and friends have established the Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation, a not-for-profit, a charitable fund that aims to help underprivileged children of Indonesia. The vision of the foundation is to provide direct and on-going assistance to Indonesian children in need, with a focus on meeting their basic nutritional, shelter and educational requirements.
4. Yayasan Kampung Kids
Yayasan Kampung Kids is an organization set up by Indonesian and expatriates for the purpose of providing basic nutrition, healthcare, and education for the needy children in our local communities. Our initial goal is the development of a pilot program to establish the limits of care and services provided, as well as calculate the necessary financial and management resources. The primary keys to success for this program are adequate funding for the implementation/continuation of a pilot program; establishment of a program that easy deployable in similar Kampung communities; grassroots support from persons and/or organization able to fund the pilot program and future programs.
Jl. Terusan Pejaten Barat II No.26-29, Ps. Minggu, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+6221) 7194787
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: Yayasan Kampung Kids
5. Komunitas Taufan
Mama Taufan has the vision to support as many as possible, families of children with cancer and other high-risk illnesses, so they receive moral, material and financial support from volunteers and donors, in journeying through the long days of the treatment period. Her mission is to design, implement, and grow programs as bridges of kindness between volunteers and donors, and families of children with cancer and other high-risk illnesses.
Jl. Kayu Manis No. 6, Kav. 7, Condet, Jakarta Timur
P: +62812-8273-4932 (Bu Yanie / Mama Taufan) / 021-2983-8093 (Andriana)
Facebook: Komunitas Taufan
6. Yayasan Cheshire Indonesia or Wisma Cheshire
Yayasan Cheshire Indonesia or Wisma Cheshire (established 1974) is a residential, vocational training program for adult men and women with mobility disabilities. Yayasan Cheshire Indonesia is a registered charity in Indonesia, located in Cilandak, South Jakarta, near Rumah Sakit Fatmawati. It offers a home to People with Disabilities (PWD) whose families are not able (financially or otherwise) to care for them. Additionally, Wisma Cheshire offers its residents with vocational training in carpentry, handicraft sewing, tailoring, and computers, with the intention that every resident is able to become financially independent.
Jl. Wijaya Kusuma No. 15A Cilandak, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+6221) 7692059
7. Blood For Life Indonesia
Blood for Life Indonesia (Blood4LifeID) is a social community, which volunteered to help other people who are in need of blood for FREE. Become a liaison network between people who need blood with people who can and willing to donate blood. The vision is to increase the number of blood donators in Indonesia by at least 2% per year (5 million bags per year).
8. Helping Hands Foundation
The mission of Helping Hands is to empower young people with disabilities to foster self-confidence, independence, and resilience through programs and activities to unite the disabled and non-disabled. One of the programs is Leadership & Inclusive Training which is training for students with disabilities and professional workers who aim to provide interactive and educational experiences to build bridges of communication and an inclusive environment, as well as leadership abilities that embrace differences
9. Fiona Forrest – Fiona Unity Foundation
Jl. Tanah Abang 1 No. 11 F, RT 008 RW 008, Kel. Petojo Selatan, Kec. Gambir, Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
P: +62 813 8361 8535
10. Rumah Harapan Indonesia
Rumah Harapan Indonesia (RHI) is a shelter for children with a critical illness (aged 0-17 years) from underprivileged families from outside Jakarta, who are referred for treatment or outpatient care at hospitals in Jakarta. RHI provides bed facilities for patients and one companion/parent. In addition to air-conditioned rooms (AC), RHI also provides free dining facilities for patients and their companions during their stay at RHI, transportation (shuttle) from RHI to the hospital, and daily necessities (milk, toiletries, etc.) ). Within a certain period, they are also invited to travel/picnic to certain places that are affordable, which are adjusted to the health conditions of the patients.
Donation: 5415814400 BCA Yayasan Sahabat Velencia Peduli
11. Rachel House Foundation
Established in 2006, Rachel House has pioneered children’s palliative care in Indonesia. It provides a specialized form of medical care (palliative care) to children from marginalized communities living with serious and life-limiting illnesses, such as cancer and HIV AIDS.