In the fiscal year 2013/14 over 187,000 mothers and children living in Australia fled their homes as victims of domestic violence? More often than not, they left their homes with no possessions and little money. The shelters they stay in (if they’re not turned away because the shelters are full) provide accommodation but only basic services.
In 2 weeks time, most of these children will find themselves at the start of a school year without their own gear, without money to buy new supplies and maybe even at a new school. The stress they will experience at trying to fit in, trying to make new friends, trying to appear “like everyone else” will be enormous.
You know that spare change in your car, at the bottom of your bag or jingling in your pocket? Donate your small change to make a big change in the lives of these children. Join our campaign to provide 150 children with new backpacks, stationery supplies, lunch boxes and water bottles.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and will be managed by the charity, Kids Giving Back, to purchase, pack and deliver the school packs to children at shelters run by The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Marbig and Big W, the cost of each backpack will only be $20.
Please join us in helping children of domestic violence start the 2016 school year with dignity. Donate here.
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