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We are fortunate to have had the support of John Gardner MP and the Education Department. Their support has enabled us to purchase 1,200 book bags featuring the Hear Me Roar! Project logo. We look forward to preparing these next month at our working bee, ready to distribute.
We are excited to announce that the Hear Me Roar! Project is partnering with 123 Read 2Me to strengthen our promotion of literacy and increase access to books for children.
123 Read 2 Me has partnered with Office Works and we will be the primary contact for South Australian stores, collecting all donated books for our project. We are excited to be working with this great charity and look forward to more great things to come.
Our school’s literacy program has grown significantly in 2021 with more deliveries to schools and a waiting list now started.
We continue to be supported by schools and local libraries with donations of books.
The Hear Me Roar! Project’s youth literacy initiative has grown to support schools and their literacy programs by providing students with bags of books of their very own.
The first school to join the program was Elizabeth Vale Primary School. Every student at the school (469) receiving a bag of four (4) books to keep.
The list of hospitals and organisations supported by the project has increased significantly with regular donations being delivered. Since late 2019, and throughout 2020, the project supported several regional areas including Wallaroo, Maitland, Ardrossan, Port Pirie and Port Augusta.
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.
Our youth literacy initiative continues to gain momentum as hundreds of bags of books were donated this month to Puddle Jumpers.
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 as the list of organisations and hospitals we support continues to grow.
We are excited to announce that we are now support Puddle Jumpers with encouraging youth literacy, together with children under guardianship of the state. We are also now donating our cushions and port pillows to Ronald McDonald House Charities (Adelaide) and The Memorial Hospital in North Adelaide.
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.
The Hear Me Roar! Project’s new initiative to support and encourage youth literacy in South Australia has officially launched.
The project’s branding has been updated with thanks to Lions Lindsay and Rebecca from PrintSA who have designed the Hear Me Roar! Project’s new logo.
After several months of planning, creating and forming relationships, the project’s first official delivery of cushions, port pillows and care packs was made to the Northern Adelaide Cancer Centre. It was fantastic to meet with medical staff and patients, and to see the smiles and appreciation for the project and support they’ve received.
The Hear Me Roar! Project officially launched after discussing the initial idea with the Lions Club of the City of Adelaide in mid-late 2015, and developing the project plan.