CFK has made two donations:
$25,000 was donated to SPELD, a non-profit organisation who provides advice, support and services to children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties, and to support the people who care for, teach and work with them. The donation will be used to purchase specialist phonic books that are a crucial tool to help children struggling to read. These books will be used at SPELD with a large number placed in libraries throughout the State. This will make it easier for families, schools and kids to access. For more information about SPELD and their services, please have a look at SPELD.
$8,100 was donated to Second Chances, an organisation who supports children whose parents are in prison. Children of those in prison can be maligned, discriminated against and face their own hardships not borne of their own doing. Second Chances helps to break this cycle. The donation will be used by the Second Chances Family care workers to purchase items such as school uniforms, sports shoes etc to restore the dignity of the child, prevent truancy, divert them from detention, reduce bullying and minimise social exclusion.. Information about Second Chances can be found at Second Chances.