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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 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 the sale of second-had toys plus 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 Joy Boxes that we deliver to young carers.

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We want to create and send more Toy Boxes to young carers across Australia.

 

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

We rely on the generosity of our supporters. We host regular fundraising events such as toy markets, trivia nights etc. If you would like to help us deliver Toy Boxes to young carers and want to make a donation, your support will ensure we can deliver Toy Boxes to kids who need them most.

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September 14 at 6:54am
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Thank you NSW Ports for your support and helping us to make a difference in our community and to the lives of young carers 🤝
September 6 at 11:14pm
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Celebrating one year of volunteer service at CaringKids, Jo ensures that all our toy box orders reach the doorstep of young carers across Australia. Thank you Jo for being part of… See more
Celebrating one year of volunteer service at CaringKids, Jo ensures that all our toy box orders reach the doorstep of young carers across Australia. Thank you Jo for being part of our team, and for all your volunteering efforts in our office our Toy Workshop 💐❤️📦 🇦🇺 🚚 🙏
September 2 at 4:54am
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Double the FUN!

Best buddies and brothers Tex (6) and Rocco (9) teamed up this week to donate all the prizes they received raising funds via School Fun-Run to CaringKids!

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Double the FUN!

Best buddies and brothers Tex (6) and Rocco (9) teamed up this week to donate all the prizes they received raising funds via School Fun-Run to CaringKids!

Tex and Rocco doubled their efforts raising funds for their school, and then shared the prizes that included new toys, stationery items, games and more with CaringKids in support of children who are young carers.

A wonderful example of kindness and generosity in action. Two young brothers working together to make a difference in their school community and to the lives of children caring for someone in their family with a disability.

A very big thumbs up 👍 from all our supporters, young carers and their families.

Thank you Tex and Rocco, and to all the families that supported the both boys on their fundraising journey. We thank the boys and their family for sharing so many toys with us!

CaringKids will be sending hours of fun and play to young carers across Australia 🇦🇺with these fantastic donations.

School Fun Run also generously donated additional items for young carers 🙌🏼 with this special delivery.

We continue to support young carers during this difficult period providing fun and play with our Toy Boxes. We accept donations via mail, please DM for our address 😀 Our Donation Guide can be found at www.caringkids.org.au

August 15
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Introducing our friend and finalist in the Westfield Local Hero Award 2021 Keith Donnelly, the founder of Keith’s Closet.

Keith works tirelessly to support people affected by… See more

Introducing our friend and finalist in the Westfield Local Hero Award 2021 Keith Donnelly, the founder of Keith’s Closet.

Keith works tirelessly to support people affected by mental illness, restoring dignity and self-esteem by providing clothing and attire to people experiencing mental ill-health via the service he founded ‘Keith’s Closet’.

Keith is a qualified Mental Health Nurse who works at Prince of Wales Hospital and he dedicates his time, many hours a week, to collecting and sorting attire, as well as going above and beyond to deliver household items to people in our community who are in need support.

To help Keith Donnelly win $10,000 to further his charity work, we ask you to spend a minute to click this link and vote 🗳 for Keith

https://www.westfield.com.au/eastgardens/news/4Qsg8lNM91v2V1cRIPrAip/local-heroes-2021

August 13
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“I wanted to write and thank you for the lovely box of toys, craft, books, Lego and school supplies my daughter Charli received this week.

She was truly grateful and I explained… See more

“I wanted to write and thank you for the lovely box of toys, craft, books, Lego and school supplies my daughter Charli received this week.

She was truly grateful and I explained it was a kind gift from people that understand all the patience she shows with her twin brother (ASD & ADHD) and also the big feelings she frequently deals with.

These items will definitely come in handy as we start Qld school holidays tomorrow and I’m sure she will share and create some masterpieces with Mason too.

We really appreciate you providing recognition for the young carers out there.”

Tracy, QLD

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OUR ADDRESS

Bayside BEC 21a Dalley Ave

Pagewood NSW 2035

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

OPENING HOURS

Hours: By appointment
Closed School Holidays

If you have questions about our Toy Boxes or would like more information about CaringKids, please feel free to contact us directly. Alternatively, please fill in the form below and we will be in contact with you.