IN THE SACK this silly season with Agent Mystery Case
Our twelve days of giveaways is all about surviving the silly season one blog post & giveaway at a time. This year, I’ve taken the unusual (for me) approach and accepted offers for sponsored prizes for our giveaway. Mainly so I can adopt more of a charity begins at home approach to giving and for me that means supporting a worthwhile local charity.
Rest assured, all brands included in our giveaway lineup are ones I love and have supported, one way or another throughout the year. By accepting gifted prizes this year, it means more funds for my chosen charity.
Cases4Kids is my chosen charity this year. A wonderful initiative founded by local foster parent and in my eyes super mum Jules from Sensi Kids and Zippy Zappy Life. A local mother of up to 12 on the weekends, when Jules puts her hands up to helping with the respite care side of fostering as well as her existing parenting and foster care commitments.
I can’t begin to describe what a wonderful nurturing woman Jules is and how gorgeous her family are. A family that consists of Jules, hubby and their three older children aged 20, 17 and 15. Sadly there was a fourth child who they lost to heart surgery several years ago aged just 5.
These days, Jules and her family also have formal guardianship of an 8 year old, who spent six years as a foster child, as well as four other foster children who are siblings in their care until they turn 18. They have also been fostering a gorgeous little newborn for the last few months on a short term arrangement.
Having said all that Jule’s story is really not mine to tell but Cases4Kids is definitely something I’m looking forward to sharing and getting behind in a big way.
Jules started Cases4Kids when a foster child arrived in her care with their belongings in a garbage bag. It’s an initiative that will hopefully see all children coming into foster care in Western Australia with their own suitcases.
Did you know that children coming into foster care or moving care homes are still being moved with their precious few belongings thrown into a garbage bag or similar. I discovered this when I collected an 8 year old from the welfare office earlier this year and I was handed a black bag with his clothing in.
How demeaning for the child and the truth is there is just not enough funds to deal with the issue and every department is already overloaded with other issues. We can argue about whose responsibility it is and meantime the kids still lack.
Therefore the buck stops with me.
I started collecting donations this year and using the money to purchase suitcases on wheels that can easily be moved by the child.
A case to call their own.
A case costs as little as $25.
100% of the money is used for this purpose.
Time and fuel delivering the cases is my own.
Please help me grow this venture and together let’s put an end to garbage bag kids and give these awesome kids the dignity they deserve.
I’m personally looking forward to donating $50 to Cases4Kids initially and an extra $1 for everyone that leaves a comment below (up to $100). I’m also in talks with MYER to organise a Christmas bear to be included in a handful of cases this Christmas.
Every donation counts! To encourage you all to get behind this worthwhile cause, so we can make sure every child coming into or moving care homes doesn’t need to cart their belongings in garbage bags, I’m also putting a mystery prize up for grabs.
Every person that leaves a donation this December is in the draw for a mystery prize. Every person that leaves a comment below will have $1 donated on their behalf and will be included in the draw for a second mystery prize.
Two mystery prizes up for grabs:
Mystery Prize 1:
DONATE to Cases4Kids before December 18 to be in the draw for a mystery prize.
Mystery Prize 2:
Leave a comment letting me know what ‘charity begins at home’ means to you! I will donate a further $1 for each individual person that comments and you will be in the draw for our second mystery prize.
There is no requirement to share today’s giveaway but I would really appreciate your help in spreading the worth casing charity word for Cases4Kids. For more information and to donate head HERE.
Entries Close: Dec 18 (11.59pm Perth time)
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Local donations of suitcases are also welcome.