Just had a really interesting discussion on the Facebook FanPage. Here is the post that started it . . .
Monday, May 24, 2010
Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids The payment is about $400 for a child birth to 5 years. Daycare where I live is about $60-$70 a day and if they are going to kindy it's about $800 a term. There is a one off start up allowance of about $80, but you only get that if the child is going to be with you for a certain amount of time. There is also a remote loading of about $40 a fortnight and here's the big one! an establishment payment, one off of about $400. To be entitled to that the child must be a primary placement, this means you are their primary carer, not respite, not on a month's order from the court or any other timeframe. But, carers have kids placed with them while a more suitable primary placement is being found and could have kids in their care for over 3 months!
Posted by despina at 9:09 PM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
"Backpacks for Aussie kids needs donations for toiletry items for kids that go into emergency care. Sadly, there are many foster children that need help. Our family is making a donation, and I will give every person/family who donates
items to this cause, a $20 gift voucher to use at any time in our store. Please see the list below for items needed and details."
Chris, owner and creator 4 L'il Darlins
A very generous offer from a very generous woman. Chris has always given a helping hand to raise funds for B4AK. For Easter she raised $60 for the project by creating a very special Easter clip collection just for us.
Make sure you have plenty of time when you visit the website, there are just so many pretty things to look at. You'll be there for ages checking everything out! I've included some pictures from the site below.
Remember, Chris is offering a $20 gift voucher for people who donate. I hope people take up this very generous offer, everyone get something out of this, we get donations, Chris gets some excellent word of mouth feedback and you get $20 worth of accessories!