Thursday, September 9, 2010

Support Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids

Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids is a not-for-profit organisation started by Despina Parakas.

When Despina and her partner looked into becoming foster carers, their eyes were opened to just how much some children don't have.
Many children are taken from their home by strangers (police or DOCS) with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and sent to home to live with strangers.
Many live with one family for a month or so and are then moved on to the next one. Some children have nowhere to call home.
So her mission is to create 1000 backpacks filled with essential and personal items for children in care.
Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids is collecting donations of school backpacks as well as any other items suitable for children of all ages.
Each backpack stays with the child. It has pyjamas, a little blanket, maybe some clothes including new underwear, toothbrush, an age appropriate toy or book, and a little torch.
Children of all ages are in care, from newborn babies to teenagers, so you can imagine that some children may need nappies and a little cuddly toy to take to bed.
To see how you can help this wonderful cause, visit

Mumologues is donating a pair of Ladybug BabyLegs to go in a fundraising cent sale which will take place in Innisfail in November. If you would like more info on contributing to this event, visit Connect to Mums.


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