World Families Australia

The aim of World Families Australia is to provide communities in need with food, shelter, education and medical care through the support of a volunteer Project Officer who provide          on-going support to ensure the maximum amount of donor support reaches the intended recipients.

To meet this aim World Families Australia funds a range of relief and community development projects in a number of countries in Asia and Africa and some Project Officers self-fund overseas visits to their projects to monitor progress.

One off donations, quarterly donations or an annual gift are sent to a project coordinator in the host country who knows the project or the child (and their family).

Providing funds or donations to more than
800 children and projects in 7 countries

Judy Morris


Recently a donor to World Families Australia, Judy Morris, passed away. Judy was a wonderful friend. She had no family or children of her own, but loved children and adopted children of her friends; developing a rich relationship with each of them through life. Judy believed that the world would  be a better place when education and opportunities for disadvantaged people were improved. She was a truly good woman; very bright, well travelled, curious, discerning and she laughed easily. Many thousands of people live with less pain and greater dignity from her professional work as a Physiotherapist and senior practitioner of the Feldenkrais method.

Judy cooked feasts and often from her garden, as she always had fruit trees and a prolific veggie garden. She was extremely well read and could talk easily about politics, music, literature, human behaviour, ecology, and botany. Every day she walked the beach with her Border Collie dog, swam in the Southern Ocean and chatted to others.

Judy educated herself, pulling herself out of a tough beginning. She travelled all over the world. Only a couple of years before she died she was hiking through the Kalimantan jungle to see Orangutan.

A generous soul and a loving, physical woman whose heart was a big as the ocean she adored.

Judy was a regular donor to World Families for many years and left a bequest in her will for $90,000 which has been allocated to 17 projects across the World Families projects in Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

We thank Judy for the generous bequest made to World Families Australia. In the coming newsletters please look for notification of projects completed, or started, through Judy’s charitable commitment.

Rest in Peace