…I think one in six kids are living in poverty in Australia. More than 605,000 children do not have the items they need to get through the day or week. Their mum can’t afford the bus ticket to the doctors or the tests to see what is wrong, the child doesn’t have an appropriate school lunch or shoes and certainly no sport or musical equipment to enrich their lives… just devastating.
I believe many, many authorities are not taking into account the increased cost of living and how that is devastating our next generation. I also think most (5 in 6) children are generally unaware many others their age may not have everything they need. GIVIT Kids website addresses these two issues… kids need items, and other kids have too many!
Here at GIVIT, we just had a wonderfully kind person donate 15 care packs to at-risk or homeless children. There are four types of packs including a pack for babies, young children, teenagers and a delightful birthday box – because some kids cannot afford to have birthdays! You should have seen the joyful emails the team shared when the donor gave us money to buy 15 boxes! JOY TO THE WORLD!!!! We were very, very, very happy to say the least.
If you want to really brighten someone’s day, buy GIVIT KIDS Care Pack for a child. We are also about to launch gift cards you can send out to friends if you want to give them something hearty. I’m sorry to be melancholy but how so very sad is it that some kids really don’t have anything under the tree? So depressing. I hope we can all do our part to help change that.
Please, if you can, purchase a care pack: