September 7-13 this year was Child Protection Week. In its National News section of its website, Vinnies strongly supports the theme of that week " Protecting children is everyone's business". Our Society always advocates for the dignity of children, believing all children deserve freedom from abuse and neglect as well as decent housing, health care and education. Vinnies' researchers have provided numerous submissions to relevant organisations. These can be.accessed by links from Vinnies' website..Also extracare is given to poor and disadvantaged children by means of such good works as
- The Breakfast Club in East Maitland which provides cereals, toast, fruit and fruit juice to about 60 hungry pupils of St Joseph's.Primary School. At many homes, the cupboard might be bare or their mother might be sick or lacking knowledge of nutrition.
- Kid's Camps, for 5-12 year old', which consist of 2-5 days recreational or educational activities with lots of laughter. Such activities and those on Buddies Days, provide disadvantaged children with self confidence and social skills.
- SPARK,,which gives newly-arrived migrant or refugee children help with homework.
For more, visit www.vinnies.org.au.