Your donation will give abused and neglected kids the Christmas they never had.
This Christmas, it’s not what’s under the tree that matters. It’s what isn’t. So this year, we urge you to embrace the true spirit of giving and give one less present to help heal little hearts and minds right across Australia.
We encourage Australians to give up a gift and donate its value to Act for Kids during this festive season.
Your donation makes a huge difference
According to national statistics, every 11 minutes, one child in Australia suffers physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect. That’s 49,315 abused or neglected kids in one year alone.
The faces of these shocking numbers are frightened and traumatised children that need your help. Your donation today will give these children access to a range of life-changing services, free of charge; services that will restore these young vulnerable lives and give them a second chance at childhood.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Every donation, big or small, combines to make a real difference.
You can send your donation to us in different ways. Find out how you can donate offline or call 1300 228 000
Your donation today will make a difference. It will give children like Evie, hope and make their lives so much brighter.
When we met Evie*, at 8 years old, her childhood had been a cycle of neglect and abuse. She had experienced hardship that would have a lasting effect, well into adulthood. Evie’s grandparents were concerned for her safety and needed urgent help to save their granddaughter from a home of sexual and physical abuse, and neglect.
Before receiving help, Evie never had an adult to read books to her, to teach her how to ride a bike, to comfort her and be her moral compass. Evie was left to fend for herself a lot.
Sadly, the emotional scarring left from being abused and rejected at such a young age meant Evie struggled to maintain healthy relationships and lacked the ability to function normally at home or at school.
But after two years of therapy, Evie had some breakthroughs. She was more attentive in class, and had improved motor, speech, language and social skills. Thanks to Act for Kids, Evie is now thriving and has learnt to make friends!
Thanks to the support of people like you, Evie received integrated therapy to help her overcome the trauma in her life and create a positive outlook for the future.
*Name changed to protect privacy.