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Lions in Support of CaringKids Charity

At the 2023 National Lions Multiple District Convention at the Gold Coast the ‘Lions in Support of CaringKids Charity’ project was adopted nationally from 2023-2026.

Lions Clubs across Australia will be bringing more joy to young carers by supporting this project. Lions Clubs across cities and towns are donating funds to create Joy Boxes and raise awareness of young carers.

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

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For the month of June, Officeworks customers in 13 locations will be encouraged to round up the cost of their Officeworks purchase to the nearest dollar at the check-out in store or online in support of CaringKids!

The Make a Difference Appeal is held as part of Officeworks’ People & Planet Positive Plan commitments to make a positive difference in the communities it operates. Last year’s Appeal raised more than $950,000 for 15 charities across Australia.

Thank you to all the Officeworks stores and the Space Planning and Merchandise Support Team for choosing to raise funds to bring joy to young carers this June ✨

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.

May 22 at 5:14pm
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Thank you Maroubra Lions Club for joining us to fill up Joy Boxes and support young carers!

There are over 100 Lions Clubs supporting CaringKids bringing joy to the doorstep of… See more

Thank you Maroubra Lions Club for joining us to fill up Joy Boxes and support young carers!

There are over 100 Lions Clubs supporting CaringKids bringing joy to the doorstep of young carers across Australia ✨

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May 22 at 8:49am
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It’s National Volunteer Week and we share our thanks and gratitude to our ever growing CaringKids volunteer team, for working together to bring joy to young carers! ✨

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It’s National Volunteer Week and we share our thanks and gratitude to our ever growing CaringKids volunteer team, for working together to bring joy to young carers! ✨

The dedication, care and positivity shared by our volunteer team is what makes it possible to show young carers that we care for them, and to distribute over 500 Joy Boxes to them each year.

An incredible bunch of people volunteer with Caringkids in our workshop, at our office, virtually on special projects, and with many years of service behind them including our Board Directors.

They all demonstrate kindness and compassion to others and their team mates – thank you to our volunteers for making CaringKids a great place to work and volunteer 💚💚💚

May 14 at 1:42pm
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Good morning Andy and team,

Thank you so much for my Joy Box. It was a pleasant surprise pulling out everything from the box.

I thoroughly enjoyed completing my MineCraft… See more

Good morning Andy and team,

Thank you so much for my Joy Box. It was a pleasant surprise pulling out everything from the box.

I thoroughly enjoyed completing my MineCraft Lego set and loved the painting. I am so grateful for all your blessings through this Joy Box. You’ve blessed me too much. Can’t wait to get into a game of monopoly with my family.

Tons of thanks and love
Elizabeth

We love receveiving photos of young carer creations! We aim to include an item of LEGO in every Joy Box. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing this photo and the impact of receiving a Joy Box from CaringKids.

We thank Good360 and Toongabbie Seven Hills Lions Club fo your ogoing support donating LEGO to fill our Joy Boxes and to Andy, CaringKids volunteer for creating another special Joy Box.

#spreadthejoy #youngcarers #caringkids #play #childhood #lionsaustralia #officeworks #good360 #clovellycommunitybank #sekologistics

May 8 at 1:22pm
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Our Joy Boxes contain enjoyable creative experiences for children caring for family members living with a disabiliy or illness.

These Paint By Number kits were generously… See more

Our Joy Boxes contain enjoyable creative experiences for children caring for family members living with a disabiliy or illness.

These Paint By Number kits were generously provided to CaringKids for young carers to enjoy by Chloe at Paint LIke Frida.

Young carer Elizabeth sent us this photo of her artwork! Wow!!! Thank you Elizabeth for sharing this with us. Elizabeth said, “I loved the painting. I am so grateful for all your blessings through this Joy Box.”

Young carers spend a lot of time, on average 6 hours per week caring for their loved one, so we like to share creative, relaxing experiences with them for moments of respite an self-care.

Designed with quality in mind, Paint by Frida kits include high-quality canvas, vibrant, non-toxic acrylic paint, and fine-tipped timber brushes to ensure a smooth painting experience. Their kits have been developed by artists, ensuring that the materials are of the highest standard. Whether you’re a seasoned painter or just starting out, the paint by numbers kits offer an artist-quality experience that will allow you to unleash your creativity and produce a stunning piece of art that you can be proud of. Check out more of the amazing Paint by Number kit designs at Paint by Frida
https://www.paintlikefrida.com.au/

#spreadthejoy #youngcarers #caringkids #play #childhood #lionsaustralia #officeworks #paintbyfrida #clovellycommunitybank #sekologistics

May 7 at 1:40pm
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We love to receive emails and messages from young carers like Elizabeth. Our volunteers fill Joy Boxes with toys, games, school stationery and sports equipment. Each young carer… See more
We love to receive emails and messages from young carers like Elizabeth. Our volunteers fill Joy Boxes with toys, games, school stationery and sports equipment. Each young carer recieves a note asking them what they enjoyed the most and lettting them know who created their Joy Box (thanks Andy!)

Young carers put caring before school, study and play, We like to acknowledge them with a Joy Box and share learning and creative experiences with them with every box.

#spreadthejoy #youngcarers #caringkids #play #childhood #lionsaustralia #officeworks #good360 #divacharity #clovellycommunitybank #sekologistics

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Young carers are children who care for a family member living with a disability or illness.

We send young carers a Joy Box filled with toys, games, school stationery and sports… See more

Young carers are children who care for a family member living with a disability or illness.

We send young carers a Joy Box filled with toys, games, school stationery and sports equipment.

We love receiving letters and photos from young carers like Skye.

Thank you to our supporters Good 360, Lions Australia, Offficeworks and Paint Like Frida for donating items to fill up our Joy Boxes. You create thousands of hours of fun and play for young carers each and every year!

#spreadthejoy #youngcarers #play #childhood #lionsaustralia #officeworks #good360 #paintlikefrida

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CaringKids

Caring Kids Incorporated
ABN 82 206 098 661

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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