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Help children in care this tax time

Written on June 8, 2017

Give children and young people in care a voice by donating before the end of the financial year. With over 46,000 children and young people in out-of-home care, the need to ensure they are provided with the same opportunities as other children and young people has never been more important.

At eight years old, Shannon was taken into care. “I went to school one day and they told me I would not be going home that night and I was going to live somewhere else. From that point on life was lonely. I never got used to people treating me differently, like there was something wrong with me.”

Shannon‘s Child Safety Officer introduced her to CREATE. Since then, Shannon has made big changes in her life. CREATE has empowered her, Shannon has trained to become a Young Consultant and regularly advocates for changes in the system.

From Youth Advisory Group meetings and consultations with government officials to speaking at national conferences, “You don’t have a voice in care, but that is why CREATE’s work is so important.” Shannon says CREATE saved her. “My life would be totally different, being in care is isolating, finding there are other people just like me made me feel normal. CREATE is kind of like everything to me.”

With your tax-deductible donation to CREATE, you can help more people like Shannon and contribute to their safe, stable and supportive living environment whilst work is conducted by child protection agencies to support a safe return home.

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Your donation will help to make a difference in the lives of children and young people in care. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.