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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 6 at 12:01pm
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Westfield Eastgardens is hosting a CaringKids Giving Tree on level 2 opposite Target from Friday 6 January to Friday 13 January.

🎁 You can Re-gift new children’s toys to us by… See more

Westfield Eastgardens is hosting a CaringKids Giving Tree on level 2 opposite Target from Friday 6 January to Friday 13 January.

🎁 You can Re-gift new children’s toys to us by leaving them under the tree for us to fill our young carer Joy Boxes ✨

January 5 at 1:10pm
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Re-Gift January is on now at Community Bank Clovelly !

This January, you can help two local charities by re-gifting Christmas Gifts at Community Bank Clovelly Giving Tree in… See more

Re-Gift January is on now at Community Bank Clovelly !

This January, you can help two local charities by re-gifting Christmas Gifts at Community Bank Clovelly Giving Tree in support of ProjectKindness and CaringKids.

❤️ Project Kindness provides a safe space for people in the Sydney community to come to when they need a little helping hand. Their team organise the storage and distribution of donated goods to people in need.

❤️ CaringKids delivers Toy Boxes to young carers packed with toys, games and books that not only bring joy, but also help them to learn and grow. These young carers put caring before study, school and play time.

You can help spread joy by re-gifting new unopened Christmas gifts at:

Community Bank Clovelly
Giving Tree

222-226 Clovelly Road Coogee from now until 31 January.

❤️ Re-Gift Wish List:

Toys
Soccer/ Rugby/ AFL Balls
LEGO
Art and crafts materials
Books
Board Games
Puzzles
School stationery
Backpacks

No pre-loved goods, items larger than 30cm or food items please.

Thank you for your kind support 🎁

December 25 at 4:57pm
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🎄 Merry Christmas to all our young carer Joy Box recipients, their families, our supporters and our volunteers.

🎁 Millie is a young carer. She cares for her younger sister… See more

🎄 Merry Christmas to all our young carer Joy Box recipients, their families, our supporters and our volunteers.

🎁 Millie is a young carer. She cares for her younger sister Rani.

Millie recently received a CaringKids Joy Box. She would like to thank you all for her amazing box.

Millie loved all her gifts that were so carefully chosen.

Thank you to Millie’s mum Stephanie for sharing these photos with us. We wish your family a safe and happy holiday season from all
the CaringKids team✨

December 23 at 11:45am
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Diva Charity Incorporated ™️ Non Profit Organisation] and @trentoninternational brought so much joy to our toy workshop, helping us us provide Joy Boxes to young carers. Merry… See more
Diva Charity Incorporated ™️ Non Profit Organisation] and @trentoninternational brought so much joy to our toy workshop, helping us us provide Joy Boxes to young carers. Merry Christmas to all and thank you to the generous staff for donating many toys and gifts. Special thanks to Christina Diva Charity Incorporated ™️ Non Profit Organisation] for coordinating the toy appeal this year 🎄🧑‍🎄🙏🎁
December 22 at 5:09pm
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Thank you to all the team at Janison for bringing joy to young carers and hosting a toy appeal again this year. 🎁 Special thanks to Sanne Lammerink for coordinating the appeal at… See more
Thank you to all the team at Janison for bringing joy to young carers and hosting a toy appeal again this year. 🎁 Special thanks to Sanne Lammerink for coordinating the appeal at Janison. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! 🧑‍🎄🎄🙏🎁
December 22 at 10:41am
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Core Consulting Engineers have brought joy to young carers this Christmas by donating beautiful toys, gifts and funds do fill our Joy Boxes.

Thank you to Jacqueline Grant for… See more

Core Consulting Engineers have brought joy to young carers this Christmas by donating beautiful toys, gifts and funds do fill our Joy Boxes.

Thank you to Jacqueline Grant for hosting the toy appeal and to all the staff at Core Consulting Engineers for your kindness and generosity!

Wishing you all happy holidays!
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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: info@caringkids.org.au

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