Date: June 23, 2021
Operation Sunshine WA Incorporated is a not for profit, volunteer run, Perth based, children's charity organisation. Their primary objective is providing support to children and young people in out-of-home care and crisis accommodation in Western Australia. There are approximately 1,000 instances of children entering state care and thousands more entering crisis accommodation in WA per year.
Many of these children do not have an opportunity to pack belongings before being taken from their home. A “Sunshine Pack” brings some brightness and joy into the lives of children who have experienced some of the worst imaginable circumstances. These packs provide essential items such as a change of clothes and toiletries; secondly, by providing therapeutic items such as a soft toy and activities, so that they can seek comfort when they are surrounded by strangers. Our grant of $10,000 from Lyone Foundation enables Operation Sunshine WA to create 150 Sunshine Packs which means providing support to an additional 150 children and young people.