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.

Good Business Management

Carey_Baptist_Grammar_School_logoFor the second consecutive year, year 11 Carey Grammar students have chosen KOALA Kids to be the recipient of the profits generated from their second term business management unit.  In groups of up to four students, each group devised a business concept, wrote a business plan, budget and marketing plan.  Most of the groups created a food production business and some applied to Coles and other sponsors to support their endeavours to return a greater profit.  Brad Kerr, business management teacher told KOALA Kids that the students enjoy creating their own business model, despite the rather tight parameters.  The opportunity to create sponsorship and raise funds for a meaningful and cause that they can relate to without too much imagination (secondary students with an illness unable to attend school for an extended period of time) adds another dimension to the unit.”

Barmitzvah boys supporting KOALA Kids

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

Kobe Creations to host Koala Kids

KobeCreationsLogoKOALA Kids is excited to announce that KOBE Creations the IT business of Scott and Michelle Lovett’s is the new host of
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.

Mecca Cosmetica

meccaKOALA 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.