One of our former carers for young people has organised the donation of 12 TVs to be used for young people in care.
For eight years, Chris worked with our team providing out of home care for young people.
Chris is now working as a tradesman renovating a local motel.
When the project manager suggested that TVs being removed could be donated to charity Chris instantly thought of local young people living in out of home care.
“I loved the job and I’m still in contact with some of the young people I cared for. They’re in their mid-20s but they like to let me know what they are doing,” he said.
His favourite memories of the role were taking young people to activities such as AFL games, Luna Park and the Royal Melbourne Show.
“Those sort of activities are things most teenagers take for granted but the young people I was working with had often never experienced that. It made them feel like they were important and it was great fun,” Chris said.
“I had an awesome childhood but sadly, many young people don’t have that same opportunity.”
Our CEO Corienne Krich thanked Chris for his support.
“It was lovely that his first thought was for young people in Out of Home Care,” she said.
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