Our Young Carers

Our Young Carers
16/03/2023 CaringKids
Tom, one of our Young Carer


Just wanted to say a big thank you from Tom. His Joy Box arrived yesterday. He absolutely loves it, in particular the arts and crafts, Lego sets and the basketball.

Many thanks for your generosity,


Millie cares for her younger sister Rani. She recently received a CaringKids Joy Box. She would like to say thank you all for her amazing box. Millie loved all her gifts that were so carefully chosen.

Kind regards



Zion - One of our young carers


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for seeing, recognising and rewarding our little carer.

Forever grateful!


We arrived home today from a holiday to QLD to allow our beautiful princess to have some time with her siblings. It’s hard to keep up with older siblings when you are extra small. Thank goodness for a wonderful big brother called Brayden who knows how to slow down.

Our neighbour had been collecting our mail. She arrived with a big box addressed to Brayden. He looked at me and said “Mum”! Wasn’t me was my reply.

He was very excited and opened his box of goodies. Each handful he pulled out there was something exciting from books, LEGO, to new pencils, craft paint. But best of all some face paint. Something he has been wanting for a little while now.

Brayden can’t wait to open the LEGO and wanted to start face painting straight away… ok after playing the box for a little while. I took some photos so you can see his excitement.

Thank you so much
You made a travel-tired boy very happy

Brayden - One of our young carers

Chloe - One of our young carers


I just wanted to say thanks for the toy box for my daughter Chloe. She loved every item in it and I think she also loved the validation it gave her as a thanks for caring for her siblings. It can be so tough being a young carer and there is only so much I can shield her.

Thanks again


Thank you from Tomi ‐ Tomi loved the ‘How to be a YouTuber’ book and will be studying that carefully ‐ he will share some of the items with his three siblings.

Kind regards

Tomi - One of our young carers

Jessica - One of our young carers


Hi there,

Several weeks ago my daughter received her Joy Box. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness. Jessica was thrilled to receive her package. Her favourite things in the world are her stuffed toys. When she opened her Joy Box the first thing she saw was a yellow Sunshine CareBear. She has called him ‘Sunny’. Jess’ second favourite thing is the lunchbox, but she loves everything in the package. Thank you from Jess, and from us.

Kindest regards, Kylee and Greg


Dusty and his 4 other siblings have been missing his younger brother Bodhi and his mum since January as they have been 300klms away in Melbourne.

Bodhi had to have a bone marrow transplant and mum has been looking after him at the hospital and now Ronald McDonald House.

Dad has been looking after the other 4 kids and times have been tough.

Dusty was most delighted today to receive the toy box (it was like Xmas to him).

He was immediately occupied making slime and the back pack and pencils were next in line as the favourites.

He also shared a number of the gifts with his siblings.

Many thanks to CaringKids for making Dusty’s day.

(Dusty’s dad)


Hi Team,

Thank you sooooo much for the Toy Box. Lana was so happy and she totally deserves it for helping with caring for Zane. She helps us changing his stoma bag, goes for a walk with him and plays with him. Once, she had to call the ambulance when Zane had seizure. She did so well.

Thank you for your initiative. Appreciate it.

Azura (Lana’s mum)


Thank you, thank you, thank you, thankyou 🙂

I opened the door to the postage man this morning and got the shock of my life when the box had my name on it. I cannot choose a favourite item, but I love the border collie cuddly and bear handbag. I will be getting creative with the tie dyes and am sharing that with my brother Cooper.

I can’t believe I got this. Mum didn’t tell me I was getting it, so that was even better as it was a super surprise! Once we have created our tie dye outfit, we will share it with you.

Thank you!

Evie with her Joy Box


Thank you CaringKids!

Evie  got the surprise of her life when she opened her toy box yesterday. We can’t thank you enough! She feels super special.

Krista (Evie’s mum)


Dear CaringKids,

Anya and myself would just like to say a massive thank you for her toy box! She didn’t know it was coming and was very surprised returning from school to have it at home. She carefully went through all the toys and gifts. I was very grateful for all of them. The LEGO has been the biggest hit and she’s been up early this morning carrying on with her project.

She has also passed on a few things to her brother as she didn’t want him to feel left out.

Zoe (Anya’s mum)

Anya with her CaringKids Joy Box

Young carer Laura with toys from Joy Box


Thank you sooo much for Laura’s box of goodies!!! ”

She absolutely loves everything and was soo happy to go through it with her brother.

She’s extremely grateful and thanks everyone for their support!

Chantelle (Laura’s mum)


Roy was so delighted to receive your very generous box today. It really made his day.

He said the soccer ball was his absolute favourite. He very kindly shared some dinosaurs to his little brother as he knows how much he loves them.

Thank you so much for your support and generosity, it means so much to all of us.

Best wishes,

Roy and family

Young Carer

CaringKids Toy Box Recipients

Young carers across Australia provide care for a family member living with a disability or chronic illness.

Our young carers above are a few of the many happy recipients of our Joy Boxes.

There are an estimated 235,000 young carers providing care for a loved one across Australia.

Toys distributed

Distance Toy Boxes travelled (kms)

Toys rescued from landfill