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Channel 10 ‘The Living Room’ Christmas Special

💡Lights! 🎥 Camera! 🎬Action!

We are super excited to announce that we have been featured on Channel 10’s ‘The Living Room’ Christmas Special.

Who We Are

1 in 10 children in Australia have taken on caring for a family member with a disability. These adult responsibilities mean they often miss out on many of the joys of childhood that most kids take for granted.

CaringKids is a registered charity that recognises the role of these young carers and works to reduce their feelings of loneliness and social isolation, by sending them Toy Boxes, we like to call them Joy Boxes, packed with toys, games and books.

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers. CaringKids is supported by community fundraising, local grants and in-kind donations, such as toy storage and equipment.

Individuals, community and corporate groups collect and donate new toys, games, stationery, art and craft materials and sports equipment on our behalf. We use these to create the Toy Boxes that we deliver to young carers across Australia.

Support Our Cause

CaringKids helps children burdened with adult responsibilities. These young carers take on tasks such as housework, shopping, cooking, dealing with health professionals and even taking on financial matters.

In order to look after a family member, young carers put caring before study, school and play time. They often have to cope with the financial hardship that goes hand in hand with the cost of caring for a family member living with a disability.

There are over 235,000 children and teenagers in Australia caring for a disabled or chronically ill family member. On average they spend 6 hours a week on caring duties.

Because of their caring commitments, 22% of young carers miss a day of school per week. As a result they are around 1.5 years behind in NAPLAN.

Give to connect Joy Boxes to  young carers. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

CaringKids Toy Boxes

We help to bring joy to children caring for a family member living with a disability by delivering Toy Boxes to young carers. Our Joy Boxes are packed with toys, games and books that not only bring joy, but also allow children to learn and grow.

Just a few dollars can help put a smile on a child’s face.

If you would like young carers to experience the fun and carefree moments that we associate with childhood,  a tax-deductible donation of $75 will deliver a Toy Box to a child caring for a family member.

Our Toy Boxes are delivered to the doorstep of young carers across Australia.

December 5 at 9:59am
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All our Christmas wishes came true when Barry Du Bois and The Living Room came to the rescue….

Catch the full Christmas special episode on 10 play on demand

December 4 at 10:51am
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All our Christmas wishes came true last night, when The Living Room spread joy by creating us the perfect toy workshop – complete with a bespoke workbench, storage, an office, and… See more
All our Christmas wishes came true last night, when The Living Room spread joy by creating us the perfect toy workshop – complete with a bespoke workbench, storage, an office, and volunteer corner!

Our heart is filled with gratitude. We are inspired to continue our mission to re-connect young carers to the joy and wonders of childhood 💫

Thank you Barry Du Bois Amanda Keller Miguel Maestre and Dr Chris Brown for giving us the gift of joy this Christmas 🎄

Missed the show? Catch up on 10 play on demand
#thelivingroom

December 3 at 2:51pm
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Get ready for some festive cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and TONIGHT, the Living Room gang are celebrating in a big way, and CaringKids are part of the fun! We… See more
Get ready for some festive cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and TONIGHT, the Living Room gang are celebrating in a big way, and CaringKids are part of the fun! We can’t wait! 🎅🎄

Tune-in to the Living Room Christmas special tonight #TheLivingRoom, 7.30pm on 10 and 10 play on demand

December 3 at 1:48pm
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CaringKids is excited to be featuring in tonight’s episode of The Living Room!

Get ready for some fun-filled action tonight 7:30pm Channel 10 or 10 play on demand ⭐️

December 3 at 12:14pm
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The countdown is on to The Living Room Christmas Special episode tonight!

What’s Dr Chris hiding inside this box? 🎁

It’s a surprise!

You’ll have to tune in tonight at… See more

The countdown is on to The Living Room Christmas Special episode tonight!

What’s Dr Chris hiding inside this box? 🎁

It’s a surprise!

You’ll have to tune in tonight at 7:30pm on Channel 10.

CaringKids are beyond excited to be featuring in tonight’s episode, we hope you can tune in tonight and enjoy the fun! 🎄 🎬⭐️

December 2 at 11:55am
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Can you believe it?!

CaringKids will be featuring in The Living Room Christmas Special.

Whilst we aren’t in this promo, you’ll have to tune in on Friday at 7:30pm on Channel… See more

Can you believe it?!

CaringKids will be featuring in The Living Room Christmas Special.

Whilst we aren’t in this promo, you’ll have to tune in on Friday at 7:30pm on Channel 10.

Big things are happening! 🎬⭐️

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CaringKids

Caring Kids Incorporated
ABN 8220609861

If you have questions about our Toy Boxes or would like more information about CaringKids, fill in the Contact Us form and we will get in touch with you soon. We welcome Toy Box feedback from children and families, share your feedback here.

Phone/Email Us

Phone: (02) 9247 7990
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Hours: By appointment
Closed School Holidays

Toy Workshop

CaringKids Toy Workshop
13-15 Baker Street
Banksmeadow NSW 2019

Postal Address

CaringKids
PO Box 91
Edgecliff NSW 2027