Time for Kids has been transforming the lives of disadvantaged children and young people for almost 60 years, by matching them in lasting, family-like relationships with volunteer carers and mentors that change their life direction and outcomes. The potential of this program has been limited only by the size of our organisation.
Since early 2015, the Time for Kids Board has been working to develop a long-term strategy to expand delivery of our programs to the many thousands of South Australian children who are in need of our help. We’ve been developing this strategy in a time of rapid change for Australia’s not for profit sector. Organisations that thrive in this external environment will be those with the scale and assets required to maintain their position; or, those like Time for Kids that are capable of innovation and adaptability and have a willingness to create opportunities and drive their own future.
Whilst Time for Kids is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of financial strength, we are unwilling to rest on our laurels and hope that the future takes care of itself. Instead, we’ve given ourselves the challenge of taking control of this future through bold strategy and strong leadership. This is an exciting time as we move forward to continue building on our proud history and ensure our legacy for decades to come.
Following an extended period of modelling and review, the Time for Kids Board has determined that a successful merger with another South Australian-led not for profit provides the best long-term opportunity to achieve the scale, resources and capacity that we need to continue meeting our goal of building bright futures for the children we serve. The Board is currently in the process of assessing which organisation might be best for us to merge with and is committed to finding a partner who shares the values and mission that have underpinned our work for so many years.
While we pursue this strategy, we are continuing to deliver our existing programs and build on trends from recent years to expand our suite of services and the numbers of children who benefit from them. We remain committed to continuing those programs for which we have become well-known and trusted under the Time for Kids banner, and will always ensure that every dollar donated to Time for Kids programs is invested in changing the lives of children in need through high quality service delivery.
We hope you share our enthusiasm for the future we are creating for Time for Kids and will take an active interest in the work that we are doing.