Charities we’re supporting in 2020

Learning Links works with children, their families and schools offering tailored programs and services to improve a child’s learning, wellbeing and participation to help them reach their full potential. These services range from literacy and numeracy support, speech and occupational therapy and psychology-based services.

Starlight’s mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Since 1988 we’ve partnered with Australian health professionals to develop a range of programs based on principles of positive psychology that support the total care of our children and young people.

Our Livewire program supports teenagers living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability. It gives these young people the opportunity to connect with others, explore their creativity and build new skills, helping to build resilience, self-esteem and confidence.

Founded in 1982, SHINE for Kids is the only national charity working solely to support children and young people affected by the criminal justice system.

 

The invisible victims of crime, children experience significant psychological trauma and impact on their emotional and social development as a result of their parent’s imprisonment. There are 77,000 children and young people in Australia experiencing parental incarceration. They are six times more likely to end up in prison themselves and 40% more likely to drop out of school.

 

SHINE for Kids works together with children, young people and families to break the cycle of intergenerational offending and disadvantage through innovative programs and service delivery, and by strengthening connection to family and community through education, support & mentoring to help them thrive.