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Our Mandate and Mission
Our purpose is to advance social and public welfare by providing support without discrimination to any at-risk children and those living in poverty within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) or neighbouring regions of NSW.
We wish to further enhance the emotional, mental and physical wellbeing of all children involved in the Child Protection system of the ACT and the relevant authorities within NSW.
The goal is to preserve the children’s social and environmental development
We are excited to announce that we have become the charity partner of Canberra Cavalry
Thanks to our major sponsors. Without them and all our other sponsors and supporters Kids in Care in ACT would not be able to achieve what we do
We are a non-profit Charity with ACNC status
Since the inception of Kids in Care in 2013 hundreds of children have been helped. Thousands of dollars have been raised to purchase gifts for these children to allow them have a better Xmas.
‘Children’s response to the Go Bags are amazing. They have opened the bag and been thrilled to explore what’s inside and enjoy the novelty of having something that is special to them.
It’s so lovely to see how much joy the bags have brought to some kids because now they have their own bag and personal items. And when the kids and young people get the gift vouchers they are so excited.’
(CYPS Caseworker 2020)
What we are doing now and upcoming events
Aussie Gumnuts Books
Aussie Gumnuts Books author Nicola Pagano donated over 300 books from his Aussie Gumnuts Books series for use in our Go Bags.
The books are fantastic and if you are looking for books for your kids go to his website here The Books are all about Australian native animals and their adventures.
Thanks Nicola for your enormous generosity.
LIttle Legends Foundation
Again this year the Little Legends Foundation supported Kids in Care ACT with a huge amount of Toyworld Vouchers so we were able to supply even more children within the ACT and neigbouring NSW with toys for Xmas. Thanks Little Legends
Thank you also to the following who had their own giving trees and supported Kids in Care ACT
Aust Criminal Intelligence Commission
Joint Operations Command
ACT Parks and Conservation Service
220 London Circuit Canberra
Mineral Resources Australia
Collector Primary School
Vikings Bowling Club - Tuggeranong
AFP Search & Rescue Maritime
Holder Early Learning Centre
The annual charity drive was started by ACT Policing’s Detective Sergeant John Giles after he and his team attended an incident in December 2013 where they found four small children who had been neglected, including a baby who was only a few weeks old.
“These children had the clothes on their backs and very little else. One of the children, a little girl who was around 4 years old, offered to show me her Christmas tree, which she said was beautiful,” Detective Sergeant Giles said.
“I was mortified by what I saw, and I knew I had to do something, and that something was
Kids in Care .”
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Become a Friend
If you would like to help us in some small way please feel free to use the Contact us page to let us know
We regularly throughout each year hold BBQ's or raffles and need help with volunteers. If you can help please let us know
Other ways to Give
Donations of NEW toys are always welcome