Camp KickStart – Donations Needed for Kids in Need
KickStart For Kids are calling for donations of shoes and clothing for their upcoming Camp KickStart July school holiday program.
Camp KickStart is a school holiday care program, run entirely by volunteers, for vulnerable and disadvantaged children aged five to thirteen who don’t look forward to the holidays like their peers do as they are experiencing hardship.
Every school holidays over 350 kids attend the camps across five South Australian locations. They provide kids with transport to and from home and excursions with food, books, clothes and fun things to do as well as partnering them with a mentor for extra support and self-esteem building.
How You Can Help
The children attending Camp KickStart are in desperate need of good quality shoes, as well as clothes, in particular socks, underwear, long sleeve t-shirts, hoodies and other basic articles of clothing that are often taken for granted. These do not have to be expensive and can cost as little as $5 from Kmart or Target. Donations of basic food supplies are also needed, including vegemite and jam.
Where To Donate
Items can be donated to the KickStart for Kids new headquarters which is located across from the Glenelg Golf Club, James Melrose Road, Novar Gardens.
About KickStart For Kids
KickStart For Kids is a not-for-profit organisation that helps disadvantaged school children in South Australia achieve positive educational outcomes and increased self-esteem through school breakfast and lunch programs, mentoring programs and their Camp KickStart school holiday care program.
KickStart For Kids CEO, Ian Steel, founded the organisation after mentoring primary school children in lower SES (socio-economic status).
“Our Camp KickStart school holiday camps rely on the generous contributions made by businesses, organisations, and individuals in the South Australian community. It’s up to all of us to do what we can to help improve the lives of children in our state.”
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Kickstart For Kids website.
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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