My friend Anna just sent me a link to a charity: Ardoch Youth Foundation who’s vision is to ensure every child and young person’s potential is realised through full participation in education.
For some children and families, the start of the school year is not just exciting and a bit daunting. For some, this time is filled with anxiety, worrying about how to afford the things they need to learn, to fit in and make friends, and to enjoy being at school. For some, this time marks the beginning of a pattern of school avoidance and disengagement that continues throughout life.
Imagine the kid who’s parents can’t afford school shoes, a school bag and books or shoes, or the kid who doesn’t have breakfast everyday.
Ardoch Youth Foundation have a gift catalogue full of items that you can buy for a child who will otherwise go without. Gifts start from as little as $25.
I especially liked the part of their website called The Starfish Story….
The Starfish Story – everyone can make a difference