Kit Bag in Action
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”
Kit Bag For Kids and MALO Republic provided mountains of free kit and sports equipment for the kids of Far West, NSW who attended the NSW Government Active Fests. The events were held at Goodooga, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge, Walgett, Wilcannia, Broken Hill, Menindee, Brewarrina and Bourke. The children got to play games, eat great food and participate in the fantastic MALO Colour Run.
Dear Supporters, 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