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Re-Gift January at Clovelly Community Bank

This January, you can help CaringKids by re-gifting Christmas Gifts at Clovelly Community Bank.

You can help spread joy by re-gifting new unopened Christmas gifts at the Clovelly Community Bank Giving Tree now until 31 January 2022.

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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.

January 9 at 7:54pm
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The kind and generous community members who took the time to prepare and drop-off gifts over the last few days at our Westfield Eastgardens Giving Tree – you are AMAZING✨… See more

The kind and generous community members who took the time to prepare and drop-off gifts over the last few days at our Westfield Eastgardens Giving Tree – you are AMAZING✨

Throughout the many challenges that have faced us over the last two years, your generosity has enabled us to continue to spread joy to young carers across Australia – and young carers need your support now more than ever. Your gifts will provide so many children with games, puzzles, books, toys and more!

Wishing all the gift givers good health and happiness for the year ahead 2022 – thank you SO much for making a difference to the lives of young carers!
📚 🧸 🎒🎁 🙏 ✨

January 9 at 11:56am
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Help is fo fill our Joy Boxes for young carers by re-gifting new Christmas gifts at our Giving Tree located on Level 3 near Woolworths Westfield Eastgardens ✨

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Help is fo fill our Joy Boxes for young carers by re-gifting new Christmas gifts at our Giving Tree located on Level 3 near Woolworths Westfield Eastgardens ✨

Today is the last day our Giving Tree will be open, however if you want to donate gifts next week or in the future, click the link in our bio to find our local donation drop-off locations and donation guide 🎁

January 8 at 11:04am
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Our Giving Tree Westfield Eastgardens is receiving some beautiful gifts for young carers!

You can re-gift Christmas gifts at the CaringKids Giving Tree today and tomorrow (8-9… See more

Our Giving Tree Westfield Eastgardens is receiving some beautiful gifts for young carers!

You can re-gift Christmas gifts at the CaringKids Giving Tree today and tomorrow (8-9 Jan 2022). Located at Level 3, Westfield Eastgardens near Woolworths.

Thank you to our generous supporters for these wonderful donations for young carers and Westfield Eastgardens ✨ 🎁

January 7 at 10:46am
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Our CaringKids Giving Tree can be found on Level 3 Westfield Eastgardens, near Woolworths.

You can bring joy to young carers by re-gifting new Christmas gifts 🎁

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Our CaringKids Giving Tree can be found on Level 3 Westfield Eastgardens, near Woolworths.

You can bring joy to young carers by re-gifting new Christmas gifts 🎁

Our volunteers Christina and Leanne are there today to collect gifts and to tell you more about their work supporting kids caring for a family member living with a disability.

The Giving Tree will be open to accept your gifts from 7-9 January 2022 ✨

January 6 at 1:47pm
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Our CaringKids Giving Tree will be up at Westfield Eastgardens this Thursday to Sunday 🎁 Here are all the details about how to re-gift unopened Christmas gifts and spread joy to… See more
Our CaringKids Giving Tree will be up at Westfield Eastgardens this Thursday to Sunday 🎁 Here are all the details about how to re-gift unopened Christmas gifts and spread joy to young carers this January ✨
December 28 at 3:26pm
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Spreading joy this festive season, we were excited to receive a holiday photo to share with you of young carer Alaquaya aged 10 years, with her Christmas Joy Box!

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Spreading joy this festive season, we were excited to receive a holiday photo to share with you of young carer Alaquaya aged 10 years, with her Christmas Joy Box!

‘Thank you for the beautiful Joy Box Alaquaya received’, writes her mum.

It is gorgeous, and we feel entirely blessed that she was given an opportunity to receive one.

We took a photo of all her goodies. She said she loved the teddy bear the most (and I quote) “he is so fluffy! and cute!”.

She said that she is excited to make the critter craft she received too’.

Happy New Year to Alaquaya and her family!

We love to hear from toy box recipients and their families. Do you have a photo 📸 with your Joy Box you would like us
to share? DM us to feature💫

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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