Although The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide has been very quiet over the past several months with Covid-19, some of our Lion members and friends have still been very busy from home. Our cushions and port pillows continue to be made, and we’ve been making headbands for medical staff (and now for children too), and we have just started making scrunchies for vulnerable kids in support of another organisation. This leads us to our big announcement …. we are excited to now be supporting Back Pack 4 Kids SA with kids cushions, headbands and scrunchies. We made our first delivery on June 30. Exciting times.
With the current covid-19 situation, we are making headbands for nurses with buttons on the side to hook masks onto. This aims to prevent rubbing and build up behind the ears with the increased use of masks. We have also started making kids headbands for disadvantaged youth and library bags.
The Hear Me Roar! Project has had a great year and to round out the fantastic year we’ve had, this month we started supported Time for Kids by donating book bags to promote youth literacy. We can’t wait for another amazing year ahead in 2020.
We are excited to announce that our project has expanded it’s reach with encouraging youth literacy by now donating bags of children/teen books to AnglicareSA.
The Hear Me Roar! Project is continue to grow and we are excited to announce that we are now supporting the amazing children and families that Camp Quality support here in SA. We made our first delivery of cushions this month and look forward to many more.
In December 2018, we again extended our reach to support children and youth literacy through Second Chances SA by providing over 100 bags filled with books. It didn’t stop there, also during this month we started supporting the Breast Centre at St Andrew’s Hospital by providing bags, care packs, cushions and port pillows. We look forward to continuing to support these amazing organisations and individuals.
The Hear Me Roar! Project already supports so many people in South Australia. Primarily, the project supports patients, both young and old, in South Australia Hospitals. In June 2018, it was decided by The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide, to expand the project, extend its reach. The project contacted KickStart for Kids who support vulnerable and disadvantaged children across South Australia. This amazing organisation provides breakfast programs in primary schools as well as mentoring programs and holiday camps.
We were excited to start supporting KickStart for Kids and these children starting in the September/October 2018 school holidays. We provided library bags with books and stationary for children attending these holiday camps in a step towards supporting and encouraging youth literacy.