Our Young Carers

Our Young Carers
19/09/2022 CaringKids

Dusty

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.

Tim
(Dusty’s dad)

Lana

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)

Josie

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!
Josie

Evie with her Joy Box

Evie

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)

Anya

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

Laura

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

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