The KidzWish Foundation provides vital services and programs that help Illawarra & South Coast children who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability.
Unlike most charity organisations, which focus on a single program or specific area of concern, KidzWish ensures that children and their families are not forgotten by falling through the gaps.
These are our events and programs that you are helping to fund...
Children's Christmas Party
KidzWish hosts 4,300 children and carers at our annual Children’s Christmas Party each November.
Each child that attends receives a free gift from Santa to remember the day, McDonald's Happy Meal for lunch, an ice-cream for desert and a gift bag with all the essentials: chocolate, chips, cookies and a whirling, light-up toy.
Thousands of children in need look forward to the event each year and when it arrives spirits run high.
KidzWish make every effort to provide an enjoyable experience for all children present so they can experience an early taste of the Christmas spirit... FUNDRAISE NOW!
Children's Experience Program
There is nothing better than seeing the absolute joy on a child’s face when they are presented with tickets to their favourite show.
KidzWish like to take families on unforgettable experiences to Taronga Zoo, Sporting Games & Children Musical Concerts so they can spend some quality time together.
At KidzWish we are dedicated to ensuring that as many children as possible enjoy experiences full of celebration and fun... FUNDRAISE NOW!
When parents of children who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability have nowhere to turn, they turn to KidzWish.
The Appeals Program aims to assist children and their families through the funding of appeals. The program helps children with wheelchairs, standing frames, medication and educational resources to name a few.
KidzWish recognise the huge demands, both emotionally and financially, which is why this program is so important. A custom built bicycle costing a few hundred dollars, for example, may mean that a family with a disabled child can finally go on family day trips.
Sometimes, it’s the small things that make a really big difference... FUNDRAISE NOW!
Therapy Assisted Program
The Therapy Assisted Program provides children with the following services: Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
All KidzWish therapy services are provided by fully qualified therapists. The Therapy Assisted Program aims to give children and their families a better quality of life by using therapeutic activities to improve their daily life and increase their independence in a caring and positive environment... FUNDRAISE NOW!
Sports Academy Program
The Sports Academy Program targets young children who miss out on main-stream sports, enabling them to experience team sports and further increase their knowledge of life and its expectations.
KidzWish believes every child has the right to enjoy the fun of playing sports, the joy of teamwork, the achievement of scoring a goal or hitting a ball for the first time. The Sports Academy is designed to provide specific sports programs which accommodate a variety of skill levels and encourages children to be their best... FUNDRAISE NOW!
Music and Dance Program
The KidzWish Music and Dance Program is an opportunity for children to enjoy love and laughter that comes with music, instruments and dancing.
Children and siblings come together in a safe and fun environment where each child has the opportunity to improve their lives through a greater appreciation of music and dance. There mountains of evidence that tell us that music and dance benefit children with special needs. Data shows us music and dance is a powerful therapy tool.
Music is an easy, fun and motivating way to connect with children and motivate them to develop new skills... FUNDRAISE NOW!
Robert J. Chastain