You can make a difference to the children in our program this Easter by making a donation.
This year our goal is to raise $100,000 to support the work of the Time for Kids program. Your generosity will go a long way to help us reach this goal.
Our emphasis is on early intervention by providing support and positive role modelling to children living within complex home environments. Time for Kids connect children with carers and mentors who can offer them a break from their complex daily lives, and give them opportunities that they may not otherwise have.
You can support our children this Easter by making a monetary donation. Your financial donation will help secure and grow the program so that we can offer more children our support. Please help us to realise our goal of raising $100,000 this year.
We cannot do this without your generous support.
Help children like Matt thrive
“I’ve learned skills that I can bring back to my family. I can now give that back.”
Matt knew that his mother was struggling. As a single mother with six children, she did her best to provide for her family. There were no camping holidays or going out as a family much. Although he felt they experienced a lot of freedom, it meant that there were not many boundaries in place.
Matt was six when he met Tracey, Malcolm and Riley. He had no father figure before Malcolm, and his only recollection of his father was that of a violent man.
Matt spent a lot of time with his carer family in the school holidays, and Riley became his best mate.
The family talked to Matt a lot about ‘sticking at it’ and keeping his focus on moving forward in a positive direction. Matt began to struggle in Year 9. Respite camps offered a chance for Matt to meet inspiring young people that he wanted to be like. He became a volunteer for the camps at the age of 17 and spent a number of years involved in their programs.
Tracey and Malcolm separated during Matt’s teenage years. This brought it home to him that one family was not necessarily better than another — each provided opportunities to experience different things. He continued to visit them all and remains in contact with them still today.
Matt is now a social worker, supporting other young people through lives’ challenges.
“I do think about what might have been if I wasn’t given this” .
We are accepting donations as part of our Easter appeal. You can make a life-changing donation of your choice online:
Your donations will help us realise our goal of raising $100,000 this financial year.
Donate securely and easily online here.
Donate a gift
Drop off your Easter gift donations by Friday 26 March to First Floor, 191 Flinders Street, Adelaide or 49a Orsmond St, Hindmarsh between 9 am and 5 pm. There is easy parking at the front at both locations.
Financial donations help us buy individualised gifts |Small Easter eggs | Easter bilbies and bunnies | Small Easter toys | Small Easter gift baskets | Sensory or mindfulness toys | Small toys suitable for children who may experience anxiety or can assist with sensory motor skills.
Our promise to you
Time for Kids is a unique program in South Australia that supports children and families by extending their family and community connections.
Thanks to your support, together for almost 60 years, we have helped thousands of children and families find support and belonging through meaningful carer and mentor relationships.
In 2019, 84.3% of our income went straight back into supporting carers and mentors to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with disadvantaged children and young people.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Easter Appeal campaigns.
We proudly acknowledge the following supporters for their previous and current contributions:
Adrian and Melonie Crossing
Mr and Mrs Maurice Crotti
Mr and Mrs John Charlton
Mr and Mrs Max Daw
Mr and Mrs Michael Brock
Mr and Mrs Rodney Detmold
Mr and Mrs Roger Cook
Mr and Mrs Ross Adler
Mr and Mrs Stephen Young
Mr and Mrs Tim Hartley
Robert and Annabel Hill-Smith