KickStart for Kids is a program that is extremely close to all of our hearts. It’s a charity with multiple programs, including ones that provides over 60,000 breakfasts a week to disadvantaged children.
Unfortunately, due to current restrictions during the Coronavirus pandemic, they have had to shut down all of their volunteering programs including their holiday care program, and their essential breakfast & lunch service to 400 schools. It is estimated that over 10,000 children across South Australia will be affected by the cancellations.
As part of these cancellations, Camp KickStart is also no longer running this April. Their school holiday care program is for vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged five to thirteen who don’t look forward to the holidays like their peers do, as they are experiencing hardship. The program was designed to provide kids with transport to and from home, and excursions, with food, books, clothes and fun things to do. The program also partners kids with mentors for extra support and self-esteem building. Over 350 children attend their school holiday care program across five South Australian locations.
KickStart for Kids will still however be offering support to children during the school holidays by offering care packs. This will also be an initiative that will be continued moving forward. The care packs will include essential items including food, hygiene products and clothes and will be hand delivered to over 700 children who would have attended their school holiday program. KSFK will also be checking in with kids once a week via a phone call.
KSFK still need donations like basic hygiene products, non-perishable foods, new clothes and new shoes all for primary school kids.
Donations can be dropped off during the week at their Brompton warehouse 45 First St, Brompton between 7am – 10am.
To learn more about how you can help visit https://www.kickstartforkids.com.au/
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