We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Network Ten’s workplace giving program, TEN Gives.
Both Koala Kids and TEN Gives are looking forward to working together to achieve our vision to touch every child and young person undergoing cancer treatment.
Launched in October 2014, TEN Gives harnesses the time, talent and enthusiasm of Network Ten staff to support the most creative, innovative and phenomenal charity organisations that help disadvantaged young people.
TEN Gives aims to build a powerful, measurable and highly effective relationship with Koala Kids to further its mission to provide small things that make a difference to the lives of children and young people and their families during cancer treatment in the Children’s Cancer Centres at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, as well as at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and nine treatment hospitals around regional Victoria.
Koala Kids believe happy helps and TEN Gives does too. Together, we hope to bring lots of happiness to children and young people undergoing cancer treatment.
Earlier this year, two Bar Mitzvahs, Tahl Marabel-Whitburn from Bialik College and Toby Zayontz, Melbourne Grammar student chose KOALA Kids as the beneficiary of donations from family and friends in lieu of gifts to celebrate their religious milestones.
According to Jewish law, at the age of thirteen a boy becomes Bar Mitzvah enabling him the rite to participate in all areas of Jewish life. KOALA Kidswas founded by Nick Mandie, when after his Bar Mitzvah in 2005 he decided to use some of his gifted moneys to do something to positively impact the lives of adolescents less fortunate than himself.
Tahl and Toby raised more than $6,000 between them
KOALA Kids is excited to announce that KOBE Creations the IT business of Scott and Michelle Lovett’s is the new host of koalakids.org.au
The KOALA Kids website was previously designed, built and maintained by Zanity Pty Ltd who provided wonderful pro bono support for which we will always be grateful. Michelle has been an active volunteer of KOALA Kids since joining us in October 2011 and we are particularly grateful and appreciative for her and Scott’s support.
KOALA Kids sincerely thanks Mecca Cosmetica for the great product we received recently – tubes of hand and nail care plus a fabulous range of nail polishes, a lovely donation for mothers and grandmother to enjoy or for adolescents to help pass hours of waiting around in hospital, for clinic or during day cancer treatment, all in a beautiful Mecca Cosmetica gift bag.