Kit Bag in Action
Kit Bag For Kids was delighted to be involved in this years Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Nations of Origin events. The PCYC works in partnership with community and police to empower youth and support vulnerable and at-risk kids across NSW. The Nations of Origin event stretches over a week and is a celebration of reconciliation, cultural identity, education & sport. This year over 1,400 indigenous and non-indigenous young people represented their Aboriginal nation in rugby league, football, basketball, netball and gymnastics. We were lucky enough to be invited to host a booth at the Rooty Hill event. Our volunteers distributed over 800 items and within a few hours our cupboard was bare! The uniforms, boots and balls were snapped up by the energetic and enthusiastic kids. We hope to be back again next year with more sportswear and equipment. Thanks to all our donors particularly St George Football Club, Beacon Hill Netball, Pigeon Football and MALO Republic and a huge thank you to Mark and Keith at KBFK who volunteered their time to make this happen.
The gear you provided for us to giveaway at our Active Youth Festivals was a huge hit with the kids. Most kids managed to take at least one or two items home, and it was awesome to see their excitement about it. To see the kids take home some much-needed sports clothing or backpacks was really special. We’d like to say an enormous THANK YOU to you and your team at Kit Bag for Kids.” Claudia, NSW Government Office of Sport
Donations from Newcastle Jets, Fair Game and Normanhurst Eagles went far and wide across Australia this year. We just had to share photos received recently from a remote school in WA. The Teacher said “Our girls are so excited to be decked out in some new cool clothes. Here are some pics of our girls looking sharp.” Best regards and Happy Christmas Everyone at Kit bag For Kids
In 2000, at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards, founding patron Nelson Mandela said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way little else does. it speaks to youth in a language they understand”. From people like South Africa’s Siya Kaliski, first Black Springbok captain, who came from disadvantage we can only imagine, through to role models for youth like our own Ash Barty and Adam Goodes, kids have the chance to be what they see, something never to be underestimated. 2022 was a record breaking year for Kit Bag For Kids in every respect. Our small band of committed volunteers successfully distributed 21,384 items of sportswear and equipment to 66 deserving schools, communities and projects supporting some of Australia’s most disadvantaged children. Our complete focus is on helping kids to engage in sport by providing clean, smart (and cool) kit and equipment. We have been delighted by the feedback received from many of the communities served highlighting the significant impact this small gesture can have on wellbeing, not to mention the heart warming photos of happy children wearing their new kits. Many of these
Sydney based junior sporting clubs and schools coming together to support kids less fortunate. Thanks to the Land Cove Cats (AFL), Rouse Hill Rams (Soccer) and Oxford Falls Grammar School for your donations.Here are some of the schools with your stuff. Ampilatwatja is about 3 hrs south east from Tennant Creek, the kids loved the gear. Neutral Junction is a small school situated on a Station called Neutral Junction. The community is called Tara which is about 5 mins drive from the station. The gear was very appreciated.
Two of the fabulous students at Alta-1 College in Kununurra sporting the mighty Lane Cove Cats AFL jerseys. Kit Bag For Kids is grateful to the boys and girls at Lane Cove for donating their playing guernseys. Many thanks to the fantastic Anj at Alta-1 for reaching out and also sharing the feedback. Anj says “There are a lot of Dockers and Eagles fans here, so some could not be convinced to be photographed in the Cats colours – lol”