Supporting students in new school year

Not-for-profit organisation We Care Connect have started packing for the new school year, receiving over 400 requests for back-to-school packs for students who need them the most.

24 January 2024


WE CARE CONNECT is a volunteer-powered local charity rehoming quality preloved children's essentials with families who need them most.


75% of requests for help have come from sole-parent families, of which 45% have experienced family violence, 53% have long-term illness or disability, and 15% are facing homelessness.


Thanks to We Care Connect, students will arrive at their new year at school with the back-to-school packs, which include a new backpack, lunchbox, drink bottle and school supplies.


David Harris Member for Wyong said, “It is important for students to have these supplies when attending throughout their school years and We Care Connect volunteers are doing a great job in supporting those families in need across the Central Coast”.


If you can held a child with the basic essentials to start the new school year, you can donate new school items at one of the We Care Connect's drop off locations:


Avoca Beach Bowling Club


Wyong Rugby League Club


Bateau Bay Bowling Club


Budgewoi Soccer Club


Canton Beach Sports Club


Wyong Bowling Club


Wallarah Bay Recreation Club.


Visit We Care Connect for more information about local kids living in poverty.

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