Over 10,200 children are in out-of-home or crisis care in Queensland and community support is vital for their wellbeing and livelihood.
To strengthen this support, Care Kits for Kids Queensland (CKKQ), a registered not-for-profit charity, is expanding its reach with a new drop off point in Sandgate at the office of Councillor Jared Cassidy.
Locals are being encouraged to donate items that can be put into backpacks and given to vulnerable Queenslanders.
Items should include new clothing, toiletry and educational items and, if possible, the backpacks themselves.
CKKQ said these items would make a big difference to the lives of displaced children living in care.
“We are a volunteer run not-for-profit charity which distributes free Care Kits through police child protection and safety units as well as domestic violence, foster and kinship care agencies,” a spokesperson for CKKQ said.
“Due to increasing interest and year-round demand, CKKQ is currently expanding drop-off points to more locations around Brisbane.”
Councillor Jared Cassidy has come on board as a drop off point for the community to support CKKQ.
“Care Kits for Kids does amazing work in bringing members of the community together to support children who are in care across Queensland,” Cr Cassidy said.
“I would encourage locals to dig deep and support this great cause.”
Items can be dropped to the Deagon Ward Office at 2a/47 Brighton Road Sandgate 8.30-4.30 weekdays.
For more information and a list of other drop-off points click here.