Donate Items or Funds

 

We warmly welcome donations of the following items:

 

Clothing, toiletries and toys

We supply suitcases of clothing, toiletries and toys to children entering a new placement. We are always in need of:

  • New or lightly-used baby and children’s clothing (from newborn to 17 years)
  • Packets of new underwear and socks
  • Baby items, such as nappies, baby wipes, bottles, bibs and wraps
  • Personal hygiene items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair-brushes, hair-ties, tooth-floss, deodorant, toiletry bags and face-cloths
  • Hats, scarves and jackets
  • Water-bottles
  • Knitted blankets or toys
  • Toys, dolls or books

 

Furniture and Equipment

We supply carers with the furniture and equipment they need to take on a new placement. We also use these items to set-up and stock houses for children leaving care or families that need to relocate due to family violence.
We are always in need of items such as:

  • Beds
  • Baby equipment such as cribs, highchairs, prams and changing tables
  • Other household furniture such as wardrobes, tables and sofas
  • Appliances and electronics
  • Bed linen such as sheets, blankets and doonas

We ask that all second-hand items be clean and in good condition. Please just contact us to organise pickup or drop off of items.

 

Money and Gift Cards

Money and gift cards are always appreciated as they allow us to cater to the specific needs of carers and children.

If you would like to donate funds via bank transfer the details are:
BSB 013795 ACC 216371572

If you have a gift card, cheque, money or other small item, feel free to post it to:

A Better Life for Foster Kids,
PO BOX 1138,
SALE, VIC, 3850

We also accept money via Give Easy. Simply click the link below and follow the prompts!

Give Easy

 

Monthly Sponsorship

A monthly sponsorship offers continuous support the work of A Better Life for Foster Kids. We accept corporate sponsorships and can also place your business on our site in the ‘sponsors’ section. We are extremely grateful to all the local Gippsland businesses that currently support us. All sponsorships are tax deductible.
We particularly welcome corporate sponsors for our Others Do Care fund, which is a discretionary fund we use to help give children in care the opportunity to participate in normal childhood activities, such as dance classes or sporting groups. In 2017, 12 children were recipients of this fund, but we would like to extend it beyond this number.

If you’d like to talk to us about donating, please get in touch!

 

Hold a Fundraiser or Event

Holding an event or fundraiser is a great way to raise awareness of the issues facing children in out-of-home-care and support the work we do. If you already belong to a school, community organisation or business, we’ll work with you to help you organise an event or fundraiser.

If you’d like to talk to us about donating, please get in touch!

If you’d like to volunteer with us or donate hand-made items, we would also love to hear from you. More info