KickStart for Kids donations needed for school holiday program for disadvantaged children

South Australian charity, KickStart for Kids, calls for public help in collecting clothes for their upcoming school holiday program for vulnerable children.

In a timely appeal to the community, South Australian not-for-profit organisation, KickStart for Kids (KSFK), is seeking clothing donations to support their Camp KickStart School Holiday program slated for April. This initiative is designed to aid vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged five to thirteen, who face hardships at home, making school holidays a period of concern rather than enjoyment.

Camp KickStart offers a comprehensive care program for these children, that includes transportation to and from the camp, engaging excursions, nutritious food, educational books, clothing, and a variety of enjoyable activities. Moreover, the program pairs children with mentors, providing them with additional support and opportunities for self-esteem enhancement.

With over 310 children participating in the program each term across various locations in South Australia, the need for new clothing items is pressing. KSFK emphasises that the clothing does not have to be costly, highlighting that items can be purchased for as little as $3 from popular retail outlets such as Kmart, Big W, Best & Less, and Target.

The organisation has specified a list of needed items to cater to the children’s basic clothing needs. This list includes boys’ underwear in sizes 8-10, 10-12, and 12-14, unisex socks in sizes 9-12, 13-3, and 2-8, and shoes for both girls and boys in sizes 1 through 5. Additionally, there is a call for girls’ and boys’ windcheaters or hoodies, T-shirts, and track pants in various sizes, ensuring that children of all ages and sizes are accommodated.

KSFK’s request extends beyond just donations; they are also calling on the community to help spread the word about their initiative. As the cooler months approach, the organisation aims to improve the lives and comfort of these vulnerable children, ensuring they have the necessary clothing to keep them warm and comfortable.

Donations can be made at 87 James Melrose Rd, Novar Gardens SA 5040, providing a tangible way for the community to contribute to this cause. For those who prefer to make a contribution online, KSFK has provided an option to donate through their website, making it accessible for everyone to support this vital program.

This call to action not only highlights the immediate needs of disadvantaged children but also underscores the community’s role in supporting and uplifting those in need. By donating clothing items or spreading the word, individuals can make a significant difference in the lives of these children, offering them a sense of normalcy and care during the school holidays.

Items needed: 

  • Boys undies – Size 8-10, 10-12, 12-14
  • Unisex socks – Size 9-12, 13-3, 2-8
  • Girls and boys shoes – Size 1,2,3,4,5
  • Girls windcheater or hoodies – Size 12, 14, 16
  • Boys windcheater or hoodies – Size 10, 12, 14, 16
  • Girls T’s – Size 10, 12, 14, 16
  • Boys T’s – Size 10, 12, 14, 16
  • Girls and boys track pants – Size S/M, S/W, 8,10,12,14,16

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