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CaringKids Tax Appeal 2022

CaringKids Tax Appeal 2022

Re-connect young carers to the wonders of childhood by donating toys and games to fill our Joy Boxes this tax time.

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📌 Officeworks - ‘Make a Difference’ Appeal

Officeworks - Make a Difference Appeal

We are thrilled to announce Officeworks staff have nominated and chosen to support CaringKids as part of their annual ‘Make a Difference’ appeal this June!

📌 Officeworks staff will be raising funds together with their customers to bring joy to young carers.

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.

June 13 at 8:54pm
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The Practical Day Dreamers are a community of individuals that come together to work on short-term volunteering projects in support of existing charities.

Earlier this year,… See more

The Practical Day Dreamers are a community of individuals that come together to work on short-term volunteering projects in support of existing charities.

Earlier this year, founder of The Practical Day Dreamers Karen Grainger reached out to us to let us know CaringKids would be fortunate recipients of Day Dreamer Project #23!

Members have been sending in textas for our Joy Boxes to a Karen over the last few months – and as you can see from these photos- so much more!

We love to fill our Joy Boxes with creative play resources and we are always in need of textas for colouring in and art projects 🖼

Next week we will be meeting Karen and receiving these generous donations to fill our Joy Boxes… more news to come.

Ps Take a minute to head over to their Facebook page 👍 and see how one act of kindness and a community can spread joy to so many young carers! 🎉🖍🖌🖊 💗

June 3 at 2:53pm
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Our team-mate CaringKids volunteer Tom suprised us all, taking our mission to re-connect young carers to the joy and wonders of childhood all the way to the pyramids of Egypt 🐫… See more

Our team-mate CaringKids volunteer Tom suprised us all, taking our mission to re-connect young carers to the joy and wonders of childhood all the way to the pyramids of Egypt 🐫

Tom we love your spirit, it’s so great to see our volunteers experiencing new adventures. We hope you’re having a great holiday Tom! See you when you get back.

Are you thinking of having a new adventure? We have vacancies in our volunteer team. DM us if you want to help us bring joy to young carers or click the link

https://caringkids.org.au/volunteers/

to view our Volunteer Vacancies ✨

June 3 at 11:05am
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Spread joy to young carers this tax time

It’s nearing that time of the year again where your end of financial year tax-deductible donation can help us support the 235,000 young… See more

Spread joy to young carers this tax time

It’s nearing that time of the year again where your end of financial year tax-deductible donation can help us support the 235,000 young carers providing care for a family member living with a disability or chronic illness in Australia

We are aiming to raise $5,000 to help fill our young carer JoyBoxes with toys, school stationery, books and sports equipment

With your help, we can reach our goal and pack JoyBoxes full of fun, play and childhood experiences for young carers

$10 puts a soccer ball in a JoyBox
$25 puts toys in a JoyBox
$50 fills a JoyBox with toys games and books
$75 fills and delivers a Joy Box to a child in Australia

If you are in a position to help children who take on adult responsibilities caring for a parent or sibling, every dollar counts

Click the link to Donate Now

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/caringkidstaxappeal2022

June 2 at 3:11pm
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Looking forward to being at the Northern Beaches My Kids Market NSW this Sunday 💗
June 1 at 8:32am
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Today is the launch of the Officeworks Make A Difference Appeal!

We’re proud to be one of 14 organisations nationwide that will be supported in this year’s campaign which… See more

Today is the launch of the Officeworks Make A Difference Appeal!

We’re proud to be one of 14 organisations nationwide that will be supported in this year’s campaign which focuses on making a positive difference for children’s health and education causes.

To get involved, simply round up the cost of your purchase when shopping in store with Officeworks or donate online.

Together we can make a difference and help bring joy to young carers.

#MakeADifference2022 #givealittle #changealot #officeworks

Visit:

https://www.officeworks.com.au/campaigns/make-a-difference-appeal

Thank you to Officeworks stores
Albury
Bathurst
Carlton
Dubbo
Five Dock
Greenacre
Northmead
Old Guildford
Orange
Punchbowl
Taren Point
Wagga Wagga
Wentworthville and
Wodonga

Officeworks National Customer Service Centre have also chosen to support CaringKids raising funds and filling up our Joy Boxes to support young carers this June.

May 31 at 4:27pm
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We are seeking volunteers to join CaringKids Toy Workshop team

Are you young at heart and would like to volunteer in a supportive environment with volunteers who bring joy to… See more

We are seeking volunteers to join CaringKids Toy Workshop team

Are you young at heart and would like to volunteer in a supportive environment with volunteers who bring joy to young carers across Australia?

Our Banksmeadow CaringKids Toy workshop is a 3 minutes’ drive from the Westfield Eastgardens Shopping Centre

* Volunteers will assist with checking, cleaning, and sorting of toy donations, as well as packing Toy Boxes (ensuring donations are appropriate and suitable) for our young carers

* The workshops operate in the mornings on weekdays and Saturdays. Shifts are usually 2-3 hours

* We offer a friendly and fun environment for our volunteers

* Parking is available

To request a volunteer role description and express your interest in volunteering with CaringKids, please email your CV to [email protected]

You can also click the link

https://caringkids.org.au/volunteers/

to view our Volunteer Vacancies page on our website and enter your contact details so we can get in touch

CaringKids adheres to the Safeguarding Children Principles. All volunteers require a valid Working With Children Check.

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CaringKids

Caring Kids Incorporated
ABN 82 206 098 661

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