From humble beginnings over 5 years ago for a small sewing group, packing care kits to a registered charity with over 2000 volunteers now shipping boxes of backpacks full of essential items for kids across Queensland, Care Kits for Kids has created a legacy that even the founder Ann George could not have imagined. It is in her name, that five people from that original sewing group became the inaugural committee of Care Kits for Kids in February 2018, promising to continue helping Queensland children one care kit at a time after Ann passed away.
This is an organisation that is doing good work of providing comfort, dignity, love, and care through essential items to kids in crisis. In March alone they provided over 650 packs to Queensland children, testimony to the need for the altruistic actions of Care Kits for Kids and its volunteers. Since inception, they have provided over 6000 packs Queensland-wide. They see a need and they give with enthusiasm, a genuine concern for kids in crisis, and super-big hearts.
KICS supports children and young people in care and thanks to Care Kits for Kids has received age-appropriate packs to distribute to some kids in emergencies. At times of crisis intervention, children may feel confused and overwhelmed, and these packs have been a comfort for those who have received them. The items contained within the packs are not only practical but also provide the recipient with a sense of reassurance and security.
Care Kits are totally funded by the generosity of the community, businesses, grants, and donations both in-kind and financial. They are really making a difference in the lives of children by showing them through each Care Kit that they matter, and that their community cares.
Care Kits for Kids are constantly in need of donations and support. You can visit their website for a full list of how you can help.
KICS Kinship and Foster Care Service is a Queensland Government funded partnership program between Kummara Limited and Infinity Community Solutions Ltd. to deliver out-of-home care placement and primary and short break Kinship care for children (0 to 18 years). The service is only able to work with families and Kinship Carers linked to the Department of Children, Youth Justice, and Multicultural Affairs. Children and young people can be referred to us by the Department of Children, Youth Justice, and Multicultural Affairs.