Earlier this year KOALA Kids received advice that Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF) has determined that Children’s Cancer Centre Foundation – KOALA Kids is eligible to receive grants from CAF America for three years until December 2017.

The announcement came about as a result of KOALA Kids relationship with Disney Australia. KOALA Kids was suggested for a grant by Disney EARS to You.Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 11.56.18 AM

Disney has been providing KOALA Kids with DVDs for its DVD libraries at each Children’s Cancer Centre and at Peter Mac in addition to the DVDs it provides for KOALA Kids superheroes program at Peter Mac.

KOALA Kids is now listed on CAF America’s charity database. Friends of KOALA Kids should note that there is a CAF America Gift Form, which you may distribute to prospective U.S. donors. Donors are able to make tax-effective gifts to CAF America with Children’s Cancer Centre Foundation as the grant recipient. All grant suggestions must be approved by the CAF America Board of Directors before being awarded to your organization.


George Billington as his superhero Ninja Turtle.
George Billington as his superhero Ninja Turtle.

The upside to the unfortunate increase in the number of children and adolescents attending Peter Mac Cancer Centre for radiotherapy treatment is that there has been a marked increase in the number of requests for KOALA Kids superhero status.

Zoe with her older sister Lucy receiving their super heroes gear from Frozen!
Zoe with her older sister Lucy receiving their super heroes gear from Frozen!

Since the beginning of November, nearly 30 children and adolescents aged between two and 15 years, have applied for and subsequently awarded KOALA Kids superhero status including four siblings as super siblings. Each of the superheroes and siblings receives the costume or sporting jersey of their choice in addition to a customised treatment chart where relevant, customised stickers and a certificate at the end of treatment.

Saul as Buzz Lightyear!
Saul as Buzz Lightyear!

KOALA Kids has responded to requests for characters like Darth Vadar, Mutant Ninja Turtles, Buzz Lightyear, Batman and Spiderman as well as old fashioned characters like Cinderella and Snow White and perennials like penguins, dogs, witches and dinosaurs.

KOALA Kids volunteer living in Ottowa Canada Kenia Fitter,provides each superhero with their own personal and customised treatment chart and certificate for bravery on completion of their treatment.

KOALA Kids is particularly grateful to Kenia


Costume Collection https://www.costumecollection.com.au/ for the donating outfits for the kids

Scholastic Australia https://www.scholastic.com.au/

and Hinkler Books https://www.hinklerbooks.com/

Disney https://www.disney.com.au/,

Funtastic https://www.funtastic.com.au/ for the books, activities, DVDs, dolls, and other products they provide each time KOALA Kids registers a superhero.