RACQ grant helping kids in care

More children in crisis or living in care would receive kits of essential items, as well as clothing and toys, after charity group Care Kits for Kids Qld Inc received an RACQ Local Sponsorship grant.

Working through police child protection units, child safety, domestic violence and foster agencies, Care Kits for Kids Qld Inc supports vulnerable young people across the State by providing them with kits of essential and important items they may not have access to.

Care Kits for Kids Qld President Christine Rafter said filling the kits required donations, or financial assistance to buy necessities like backpacks, clothing, toiletries, educational items, and toys.

“Receiving this RACQ grant means we’ll be able to send our Care Kits to displaced children in crisis or care in the south western region of Queensland, at a time when they are needed more than ever due to COVID-19 impacts on families,” Ms Rafter said.

“We particularly appreciate the RACQ’s made this funding available at a time when our usual fundraising events are unable to occur due to COVID-19 restrictions.”

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the group was one of seven groups to receive a grant in the latest round of RACQ Local Sponsorships funding.

“We’re so proud to be able to offer some assistance and comfort to children who are going through a tough time,” Ms Ross said.

“Other groups received funding for defibrillators, books, equipment and to create a boating hazard guide.

“Twice a year we offer grants of up to $3000 to Queensland organisations, businesses, clubs, associations and charities to fund initiatives which are meaningful to the community.”

More information on the next round of Local Sponsorships, which would open in October 2020, could be found here.