I use the money I make as a freelancewriter to help disadvantaged kids go to school. Maybe you'd like to donate and help them too?

If this is the first time you’re visiting my website, I have been staying in the Philippine western Visayas (since 2014) helping  disadvantaged kids in a small fishing community deeply affected by poverty and seasonal typhoons.

Then in mid-2015, a little boy arrived into my life quite by accident. When his father died in August 2016 (leaving him orphaned), I immediately realised I needed to legally adopt him and give him a family.

Once Jerry began living with me I sold everything I owned and started a freelance writing business, I use the money I earn as a professional writer to care for Jerry as well as help the other kids he grew up with. My goal is to one day operate a dedicated creative learning centre for disadvantaged children as well as become Jerry’s legal mother. Maybe you would like to help me realise my dream?

Make a Donation

Help disadvantaged kids! You can help me buy school uniforms for kids, provide school lunches, or just contribute to the daily needs of Jerry by making a donation. You can use  credit card, PAYPAL or just depositing into the bank. Please make sure you shoot me an email so I can acknowledge and thank you properly.

Help disadvantaged kids go to school
Bank: ME Bank
BSB: 944600
Account Number: 000153372
Name: Melinda J Irvine (Humanitarian Aid Account)

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Thank you

There have been so many people who have helped me out in so many different ways since I first arrived in the Philippines. A big thanks to my family (especially my parents), friends and people I have never met who helped. Thanks also to the businesses who have supported the projects. Finally a big thanks to my Uncle Richard A. Ward who spends his retirement tirelessly selling stamps and family curios to fund the projects here.