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Help Connect Kids in Care this Christmas

 

 

Christmas is such a fabulous time of year. Friends, family, food, festivities. Going Home!

However for children and young people in out-of-home care, this can be one of the loneliest and confronting times of the year. Christmas is a reminder for a lot of young people in care of the challenges they face, their separation with siblings and family, and feelings of isolation.

After working with children and young people with a care experience for over 20 years, we understand how important it is to have fun events to simply connect young people who are experiencing simular journeys. Because of this, CREATE’s Christmas Connection events have become legendary! They are hosted in every state and territory across Australia engaging thousands of kid’s in care.

However, we need your help to continue awesome initiatives like our Christmas Connection events. This year, become a part of the CREATE Community by donating so that we can continue to ensure that every child and young person in care knows they are a part of community and that they do belong.

 

CREATE events are great places to be: Every time I’ve been everyone was supportive, people could speak their minds.Robert, 17

 

There are so many ways to support CREATE this Christmas time:

 

Donate Today

You can make a difference today by supporting CREATE’s mission of creating a better life for children and young people in care. Why not make it an ongoing donation or approach your workplace for dollar matching opportunities!

$5 can provide two birthday cards!

$15 to help connect CREATE to children and young people in care

$50 can help another young person attend a Christmas Connection event

 

$150 Give the gift of being independent with supporting our CREATE Your Future Grant program

$500 can provide lunch for our Christmas Connection Event!

 

Or donate via direct bank transfer:

CREATE Foundation
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
ACC: 120 674 346

If you require a donation receipt for a bank transfer donation please email alexandra.osgood@create.org.au

 

Support out Charity Partners

We have partnered with Charity Greeting Cards, so with every card purchased 40 cents goes to CREATE! A great option if you need to bulk buy beautiful cards for the whole family or workplace. CLICK HERE for more information, designs and pricing

Kind Cards is an online store specialising in affirmation cards which is here to remind us what self-love is! A great gift for Christmas and at the checkout you chose which charity your $2.00 donation goes to – so make sure you chose CREATE at the checkout! Find out more HERE!

 

Host a Christmas Fundraiser for CREATE!

Why not organise a Christmas Fundraiser in your workplace or with friends? Maybe the boss fancies dressing as Santa for day or sign the team up to a fun run?

It can be as simple as putting up a Christmas tree and collect as many and donations as you can or host a Christmas lunch to raise critical funds to connect kids in care.

It is a joyful way to engage staff members whilst helping kids who are facing the toughest time of year. We can share tips and tricks to get your Christmas donation collection off the ground, as well as email templates and other collateral!

For more information, please contact Alex from our Fundraising team in Sydney:

E: alexandra.osgood@create.org.au

P: (02) 9267 1999

 

On behalf of CREATE Foundation, thank you for supporting our vision that all children and young people in out of home care reach their full potential.