Help a Child Today

Help a Child Today

We need your help and financial support to improve the lives of children in India and Canada.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Since 2008, we have provided medical treatment and education for children in need.

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With eager hearts and busy hands volunteers are making positive changes in the lives of children.

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Supporting Children in Need Since 2008

The East Meets West Children's Foundation was established in 2008. Our mandate includes providing medical treatment and educational training for abandoned children and children of the working poor. Currently, we have two projects in Kolkata, India, where we have financed life-changing medical treatments for dozens of children.

We also sponsor a crèche for children of slum dwellers or the working poor. The crèche provides close to 40 young children with food, early education and medical care on a daily basis. Without a safe place to go to during the day while their parents are at work, these children are at risk of being kidnapped and forced into begging, prostitution or being sold to those who prey on vulnerable young children.

We are also supporting children who were rescued in a child trafficking ring in West Bengal. The children are currently being looked after by Navajeevan which is the orphanage in Kolkata that we support.

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Annual Diwali Dinner

East Meets West Children’s Foundations annual Diwali dinner symbolizes hope and light. The event is around the same time as Diwali the Indian festival of lights. The dinner is a delicious spread of Indian food and a special song and dance performance linking a western jazz singer to classical Indian dancing. The evening will also highlight foundation's work in India, Africa and the Okanagan.

The sold out event is being held at Kelowna's Parkinson Rec Centre. Buy your tickets early as you don’t want to miss this event. All proceeds go to help the children. There are no overhead costs.

2023 Diwali Dinner Tickets

Life-Changing Support

Our goal as a charity is to provide support for children in need. Helping as many children as possible, as locally as Kelowna, and as far as India. We aim to provide funding to children that covers the basic necessities for living as well as physical and mental health needs.

This is the story of Eden. Born as Kaveri and orphaned at a very young age. We were fortunate in helping her with medical support which aided in her find her forever family. The Followells’.

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Everyone has a place in this world to help stop the hurting. With eager hearts and busy hands volunteers are making positive changes in the lives of children. 

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Thank you to our amazing Corporate Sponsors

Kelowna Toyota
CANCO Petroleum
SW Event Technology
Avalon Rentals
L'amore Bridal & Formals
Wildcat Helicopters
St Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery
British Columbia Government Employees Union’s humanitarian fund