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  • Hillsong CityCare partners with Out-of-Home Care organisations across the country through their annual Christmas campaign ‘Kilo of Christmas.’ We all know that when we’re singing along to “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,”* that for some, this is very far from reality. The Christmas season puts a spotlight on ‘family’ and can highlight …
    Read more: Making Christmas special for everyone
  • Partner with a local Out-of-Home Care organisation at Christmas time. Christmas is a season of generosity. In response to the ultimate gift of Jesus, many churches mobilise their members to contribute towards being a blessing to those in their community that might be doing it tough. If your church runs an annual Christmas Appeal, this …
    Read more: ‘Tis the season to be generous
  • Creating opportunities for connection among those who are, have been, or want to be a carer. Carer Gatherings are simply about creating a space for carers to regularly connect with others who have a shared experience, in order to support and equip them in their care journey. Gatherings can provide support through prayer, encouragement, and …
    Read more: Carer gatherings: Creating spaces to connect
  • A practical way to support family restoration. Family visits are an important part of the process of working towards restoration for families who’ve been separated. This is a simple but significant opportunity to play a role in the out-of-home care space within your community, showing organisations that you value the role they play, showing kids …
    Read more: Hosting family visits
  • Hillsong Brisbane Central have been providing a space for use by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs Mt Gravatt Child Safety Service Centre for a few years now. We spoke to them to find out about what it looks like. “If we’re going to be a church Monday through to Sunday, we …
    Read more: Looking beyond our own people: Hosting family visits
  • Connected Carers, in Western Sydney, exists to build a strong community where carers feel loved, valued, encouraged, supported and inspired whilst doing the ministry of caring. The heart of Connected Carers is to gather Christian carers to be a light in the Out-of-Home Care space.  Inspired by James 1:27, Religion that God our father accepts …
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  • Children and young people can enter care without warning and sometimes with nothing but the clothes they’re wearing. During a disorienting experience and in an unfamiliar environment, receiving items that are especially for them doesn’t only provide essential items but also the message that they are seen and valued. There are a number of organisations …
    Read more: Material Donations: Backpacks for kids in care

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