Christmas Gifts For Kids In Care
Christmas is that time of the year when everyone wants to be with their family. Unfortunately, boys and girls living in community care are not so lucky. They are in the age group from the ages 12-18 and have ended up in community housing because adoption and foster care did not work out for them. Most of these youngsters have had a very troubled childhood and that’s why they have found themselves with no loving family to take care of them. That really hurts especially at Christmas when people are coming together and sharing gifts to show they care.
The idea of Christmas Gifts for Kids in Community Care, is a project born out of a casual conversation with a customer of mine who works for a local authority. Realising that there are so many youngsters and young adults with no family to love at Christmas broke my heart.
I therefore decided to set up a charity that had a simple aim: show those who have no loved ones, that there is someone out there who cares.
Last year, our crew managed to get together, with some friends, 6 gift boxes for 6 teenage boys and gave them to my customer who then distributed to the local authorities that run Community Care. I found out later the gift boxes were very much appreciated, so I really want to try and give a gift for every boy and girl who found themselves in this difficult personal circumstances.
Each gift box cost around $40 – $50 and contains a couple of T-Shirts, toiletries, some stationery also a box of chocolates.
If this project goes as planned in future I would like to include South Queensland and eventually the whole of Queensland. One day maybe the whole of Australia.
Any sum you could spare to help this project is much appreciated.Even a donation of $1.50 would buy one of the beautiful gift bags I used last year.
With your kind contribution we can make many children feel that there is someone who cares about them and wants them to feel loved at Christmas so please share this campaign with your friends and colleagues.