Women throughout the Hunter Region are inspiring change, one stitch at a time, by supporting Project KIN, a registered, community-centered charity on a mission to break the cycle of disadvantage in our communities by helping Kids In Need (KIN) play and learn.
Project KIN has developed high-quality Play and Learn packs which provide positive opportunities for children and their families with the aim of promoting healthy bonds in the home. Each Play and Learn pack includes an activity kit, a unique, handmade doll that a dedicated volunteer has created, and the Project KIN storybook “Imagine if you had a Friend” which tells the story of the child meeting their new friend, their doll.
Project KIN Play and Learn packs are gifted to Australian kids in need through a number of organisations, including the Salvation Army, Anglicare, Jericho Road and Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation. Packs have been gifted to children, usually in group settings, who are from low socioeconomic backgrounds and experiencing disadvantage, trauma and vulnerability.
With funding support from Rotary Club Raymond Terrace, Project KIN recently provided 50 Play and Learn Packs to the Salvation Army Raymond Terrace. These packs have been given to children affected by domestic violence. Project KIN is bringing together volunteers in communities throughout the Hunter. They share their creations, patterns, tips and stories with each other through Project KIN’s portals and volunteer social media groups.
For more information visit the Project KIN website www.projectkin.org, or find them on Facebook and Instagram.