Tots2Teens Albury Wodonga

Recipient of the 2023 Give500 Collective Giving Grant Program

TOTS2TEENS Albury Wodonga 

Project: Classy Kids Program
Awarded Amount: $4,000.00
Impact Areas: Equity, Connection & Wellbeing


Tots2teens Albury Wodonga supports children going into Foster Care, Kinship Care, leaving Domestic Violence, Homeless community and Young mums by providing basic essential items at a time of need. Tots2Teens provides sensory packs to First Responders to try and reduce the amount of trauma that is imprinted on the young persons brain when going through a very traumatic event.

All items provided are brand new and adapted to the young persons situation.

The Classy Kids Project came about as a response to the needs of vulnerable children who are identified by teachers within the schools system who do not have the capacity to provide this material support.

Classy Kids packs may include compulsory school items, hair brushes, hair ties, books, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, drink bottles, uniforms and new shoes for the children to wear. Additionally, funds for excursions, outings, extra curriculum sporting activities can be available to children who would otherwise not be able to attend.

The project is accessed via a referral system and provides teachers and well being teams who engage with the children on a daily basis, the capacity to offer material support for children who are most in need.