DONATION | GEELONG 2019 | NON-PROFITS
Some of you may already know that I am a volunteer for Southern Cross Kids Camps. Their mission means a lot to me, and I hope that you'll consider contributing as a way of helping out, to connect with at-risk kids. Every little bit will help me reach my goal!
Our camps are run during the school holidays, for children who have experienced some form of abuse, neglect or domestic violence. Our Camps benefit not only the child but the family they live with. Most of our placements come from foster homes or live with a relative. So a week at camp is also respite for the caregiver.
At camp, we enable the children to feel a sense of belonging. All are accepted unconditionally and given the utmost care from the time they arrive at their drop off point until they are picked up by their carers. We provide many items including clothing, back pack, birthday present, a soft toy and more.
During the week all of the children attend various activities that build confidence and self esteem. At the end of the week they receive a memory album of photos taken of them at their activities. For some children, these may be their only photos of themselves.
We know these camps make a difference. We have been running since 2000 and some of the children who attended our first camps are now grown up and have returned to become buddies to children just like them so they can give back and help others!