One young student in Brisbane has taken our cause to heart, by hosting a teddy bears picnic fundraiser on 12 November at Wilston State School.
Year 5 student, Ella, said she wanted to do something to help teach her school about Act for Kids and raise awareness of the work we do with children suffering from abuse and neglect.
The theme was teddy bears because every kid likes teddy bears. It is what makes them feel comfortable and safe, and a picnic is something that families like doing together, Ella said.
On the day, there was plenty of fun and laughter with students dressing up their teddy bears to win the best dressed teddy bear prize. Parents and teachers pulled together to help cook sausages and distribute Zooper Doopers, hand out information flyers and collect donations.
The teddy bears picnic raised $2,500 for Act for Kids, vastly exceeding the fundraising target of $1,000.
A big thank you to Ella, the teachers and students for getting behind the fundraiser and raising awareness of Act for Kids. It is because of the generosity and energy of caring people like Ella that we are able to help more kids in need.