These school holidays, Camp KickStart will provide a safe haven for 150 of South Australia’s most at-risk children, and we need your help.
Camp KickStart is a vacation program for vulnerable and disadvantaged children – kids who do not look forward to school holidays like their peers. These children aged only 5 to 13 are exposed to drug addiction, mental illness, abuse and poverty every day. For them, school holidays are time during which they have no rest from the issues faced at home.
This October, we are providing camps at the following schools:
Westport Primary School (Semaphore Park)
Keller Road Primary School (Salisbury East)
Morphett Vale Primary School (Morphett Vale)
KickStart transports the kids to and from the camps where they are provided with food and supervision. They are taken on excursions and kept busy for the week with plenty of fun things to do – all donated by the fabulous South Australian’s that get behind KickStart to support the kids.
These children desperately need clothing, especially new shoes. We need your help to give all 150 children a backpack full of new clothes and accessories on their first day at Camp KickStart.
You can get involved by donating money or new clothing for a pop-up shop at each Camp where every child will be able to ‘shop’ for new clothes of their choosing – such a simple experience that these children rarely have.
Sandshoes or slip-on shoes (size 13 to 6, boys and girls)
T-shirts (prefer plain or sports branding)
Shorts or long pants
Undies and socks
Toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, hair brush, comb etc)
* only new clothing can be accepted
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Donate money to help us stock the pop-up shops at each school. As little as $5.00 will go a long way.
You can donate HERE or click the button below.
BECOME A CAMP KICKSTART CHAMPION THIS OCTOBER
Help us with some of the leg-work this October, by becoming a Camp KickStart Champion and collecting items for the pop-up shops at each school. Here’s how:
Ask your work colleagues, friends and family to donate a few items of new clothes, shoes or accessories for Camp KickStart
Nominate your preferred a drop off address so that you can collect the items for us
Deliver to our KickStart Warehouse on Thursday 28th September
If you are interested in becoming a Camp KickStart Champion this October, please contact Jodie Pyke at firstname.lastname@example.org.