CREATE Foundation

CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body for children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. We represent the voices of over 46,000 children and young people currently in care, and those who have transitioned from care up to the age of 25.

Our vision is that all children and young people with a care experience reach their full potential.

Our mission is to create a better life for children and young people in care. To do this we;

• CONNECT children and young people to each other, CREATE and their community to

• EMPOWER children and young people to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and skills that enable them to have a voice and be heard to

• CHANGE the care system, in consultation with children and young people, through advocacy to improve policies, practices and services and increase community awareness.

We achieve our mission by facilitating a variety of programs and services for children and young people with a statutory care experience and develop policy and research to advocate for a better care system.

For more information, please visit: www.create.org.au

 
 
Reduce inequality, one driving lesson at a time $50
Reduce inequality, one driving lesson at a time
Reduce inequality, one driving lesson at a time

We provide driving license grants since many young people in care do not have the option to learn basic driving skills with their birth parents.

One driving lesson costs on average $50 per hour so the more support we can provide, the greater chances of young people in care being independent and increase their chances of job interviews.

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Bring a smile with a bright birthday card $75
Bring a smile with a bright birthday card
Bring a smile with a bright birthday card

Every month, we mail out  birthday cards to children and young people in care.

The birthday cards are colourful and written by volunteers with lovely messages of hope. This is often the only recognition that children and young people in care receive on their Birthday and is a great way to make them feel valued! $75 will ensure 40 birthday cards are sent and bring 40 smiles.

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Give a brighter future to young people in care with a new interview outfit $100
Give a brighter future to young people in care with a new interview outfit
Give a brighter future to young people in care with a new interview outfit

We provide interview outfit grants since many young people in care do not have the option to pay for their own. Presenting well is crucial when applying for jobs so the more outfit grants we can provide, the greater chances of young people in care being independent and raise their chances of employment.

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Patron an event to connect foster kids with each other $250
Patron an event to connect foster kids with each other
Patron an event to connect foster kids with each other

We organise events to connect children and young people to each other, CREATE and their community. $250 will help one young person to participate in one of these events which helps them build resilience and meet like-minded friends who are in similar situation. Some of the children may even meet their siblings for the first-time at these events! 

'CREATE events are great places to be: Every time I’ve been everyone was supportive, people could speak their minds.' (Robert, 17)

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Magazines Subscriptions (1 year) to keep young people in care connected $500
Magazines Subscriptions (1 year) to keep young people in care connected
Magazines Subscriptions (1 year) to keep young people in care connected

We issue a bi-monthly magazine that provides ongoing connection and support for children and young people in care. The magazines are fun, practical and create a sense of belonging that is crucial for many young people in care. $500 will ensure 50 kids receive a one-year magazine subscription – a powerful way to tell them that they are not alone.   

 'I LOVE IT (the clubCREATE magazine)! I get sooo, sooo excited when I received mine in the mail (nice mail for a change).' (Melissa, 12) 

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Thank you to all our supporters, you are amazing and you make us what we are today. We wish you a very merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with love and laughter.

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