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CREATE’s 2018 Christmas Appeal
By donating today you are helping to achieve amazing things for children and young people with a care experience.
We are asking supporters of CREATE Foundation to donate to our 2018 Christmas appeal so that we can continue our work to connect and empower children and young people with a care experience and support them to create positive change in the care system. To find out more about our Christmas Appeal and how to support CREATE Foundation, please contact Alexandra Osgood on 02 9267 1999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“CREATE has helped me in many ways with transforming my care experience so I can better cope with tricky times of year like Christmas”
– Chris, Young Consultant
With Christmas fast approaching, it is important to consider what this time of the year means for us and what makes it so special. For many of us, it’s the sense of belonging we feel being around close family and friends. For many of Australia’s 48,000 children and young people in out-of-home care, finding that feeling of belonging can be a struggle, and the sadness of a disrupted childhood is often more painful at Christmas time. The festive season can be one of the loneliest times of the year.
Donations to our Christmas Appeal will support children and young people with a care experience to reach their full potential by helping them feel a sense belonging at this important time of year. These vital donations can be used for activities such as Christmas parties, Christmas gifts, clubCREATE resources, youth leadership and life skills training and many other important aspects of our work focussed on creating a better life for children and young people in care.
CREATE’s Christmas connection events are fun, free days where children with a care experience and their families or households are treated to unique experiences and are given a chance to connect with other kids who know what it’s like to be in out-of-home care. In December 2017, CREATE hosted 23 different Christmas events across Australia, which were attended by over 2700 children and young people with a care experience; including over 1000 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and young people and 576 different sibling groups.
“I can’t wait for the Xmas party this year at The Beach House so I can see my sister”
– clubCREATE member
“I love coming to these Christmas events and being able to make new friends and hang with my old friends. I never feel judged at CREATE and being involved for a few years in helping run the events and talk with politicians about foster care has really helped by self-confidence”
– Tasmanian Young Consultant
CREATE is committed to its vision and mission and by donating you are joining us in support of some of Australia’s most vulnerable children and young people. To find out more about CREATE’s work please contact Alexandra Osgood on 02 9267 1999 or email email@example.com.
All children and young people with a care experience reach their full potential.
Creating a better life for children and young people in care. To do this we;
Connect children and young people to each other, CREATE and their Community to
Empower children and young people to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and skills that enable them to have a voice and be heard to
Change the care system, in consultation with children and young people, through advocacy to improve policies, practices and services, and increase community awareness.