We are pleased to report that Kit Bag For Kids made significant progress across many objectives in the first half of 2021. First, and most importantly, we delivered a total of 6,505 items of sportswear and equipment to disadvantaged Australian children. This was a record six-month period reflecting continued growth in our footprint and also the successful recruitment of a number of enthusiastic volunteers. Staffing is an important contributor to success and we thank our volunteers for giving up so much of thier free time to help others.
Donations were plentiful. We were delighted to accept large donations from Oxford Falls Grammar School, Northbridge FC, Lane Cove FC and numerous Junior AFL clubs as well as a large haul of footy boots from Juggles Football Culture. Donors are our life blood and their involvement is proudly displayed on our website.
We were also extremely proud to be involved in a partnership programme with the NSW Office of Sport and Creative Community Concepts to take healthy lifestyle and mental health activities out to eight remote towns in the far west of NSW. The Far West Active Fest was a huge success with over 800 children attending and enjoying the activities which culminated in the MALO Colour Run and generous giveaways of sports gear.
For more information on Kit Bag For Kids please check out our new website at www.kitbagforkids.org. A big thank you to Kirsty at Thorn Creative for her help in establishing this overdue upgrade to our online presence.