Simply put, KidzWish will never let our children walk alone.
KidzWish started in 2004 to bring support, love and laughter to children in our community who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability. Never did we expect KidzWish would grow to what it is today.
Since being founded we have developed our programs to now include: Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, an Appeals Program, Music and Dance Program, Sports Academy Program and the KidzWish Children’s Christmas Party. See how we help and what programs we provide.
At the end of 2016, we have supported over 500 children and over 130 different conditions, which grows daily. Because of this we are in desperate need of a new, updated premises so we can meet the needs of the children we support.
While it will be sad to say goodbye to our current location at Shell Cove which has been home to many success stories and so many belly laughs, we were lucky enough to secure a beautiful piece of land, just around the corner, in Flinders.
The land was gifted to the foundation by Shellharbour City Council and once construction is complete, it will be named, KidzWish Place.
Construction plans are now with the council for a purpose-built centre which includes office administration rooms, therapy rooms, a gym and a covered play area. A local developer, Piruse Constructions, has generously volunteered to project manage the building and KidzWish has commence fundraising.
Volunteers are a vital part of our success and at KidzWish we know that charity begins at home. Each year more than 700 people contribute 5,000 unpaid hours at the numerous events held through the year. We acknowledge those volunteers and thank them for their efforts and all the support they give to our cause. Our children lend a hand too and really help bring our work to life. It really is a wonderful thing to see and be part of so find out more here.