Date: June 23, 2021
The Purpose is to aid children entering out-of-home care and emergency accommodation and provide quality backpacks and nappy bags to children aged 0-17 years, who are being placed in care or protection which will help with the first 24-48 hours of relocation in Melbourne. They will also provide some items that bring comfort and security, to keep wherever they go.
They have big plans for the future, to reach as many displaced children as possible in line with growing demand, supporting both them, the workers and their carers. Backpack 4 Kids has been able to provide essential material aid to more than 407 displaced and grieving children with essential packs. Their next five year plan is to increase the reach and support of Children in OOHC, by 2025 this would mean an increase of 108% which translates to approximately 65% of the total of children in need who would receive their support. Our $8,945 funding from the Lyone Foundation will allow Backpack 4 Kids to complete 150 backpacks to provide displaced children with.