CaringKids celebrates Young Carers this National Carers Week 2021
CaringKids is excited to be celebrating National Carers Week from October 10-16 2021. National Carers Week is a time to recognise and celebrate all those Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend, including those children who are burdened with adult responsibilities.
CaringKids is on a mission to reconnect young carers to the joy and wonders of childhood via a box of toys called a ‘Joy Box’. Every child deserves to enjoy the fun and carefree moments of childhood, so CaringKids is extremely proud knowing that each and every day, we can bring a little joy into the lives of young carers with adult responsibilities.
National Carers Week is a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the over 235,000 children and teenagers in Australia caring for a disabled or chronically ill family members, often spending over 6 hours a week on caring. As well as taking on caring responsibilities, the children often have to cope with the financial hardship that goes hand in hand with the cost of caring for a family member with a disability.
Since 2014, CaringKids has donated over 12,000 toys and hopes to keep building these boxes and send more toys to young carers across Australia. National Carers Week is a great time to get involved in the work of CaringKids. Donate NOW to provide games, puzzles, toys, books or school supplies to help put a smile on a child’s face.