…. It is so positive to see young people give up their time to volunteer and help those less fortunate. …..”
Every single time a kid or teen participates in a Kids Giving Back program they make a difference to someone in need, and start an incredible ripple effect. We know we’re kind of stating the obvious, but truth is that we never cease to be humbled by the heartfelt thanks we receive from grateful communities, and we continue to be blown away by the generosity and love the kids are putting out to the world.
At last month’s Connect4Good kids made soft toys to donate to children living in shelters with their mum as a result of domestic violence, as well as putting together thoughtful CarePaks of essential everyday items such as basic toiletries and clothes which kids and Mums frequently arrive without when they first set foot in a shelter.
The above words of thanks were penned by Vicki Johnston, Manager at The Deli Women and Children’s Centre Inc which provides a remarkable range of services for families experiencing domestic violence www.thedeli.org.au/ Vicki chatted with Connect4Good participants about who the CarePaks and toys would go to, the impact they would have, and how much the generosity of the kids would be appreciated by those who receive them.
Thanks go to Trixi Symonds, founder of Sew a Softie from Coloured Buttons: Easy Sewing Projects for Kids for teaching the kids how to make soft toys, and for donating her time to run the project.
Thanks to these totally selfless kids for giving up their Sunday to make something for other kids who are doing it tough.