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July’s Winner!

We are delighted to announce the winner of our first Big Up draw.

Congratulations to A Better Life for Foster Kids who are a Victorian based charity doing amazing work in their community.

It is our pleasure to donate $1000 to such a great cause.

More about A Better Life For Foster Kids

Based in Gippsland, Victoria, A Better Life for Foster Kids (ABLFFK) was founded in 2014 by Heather Baird, who herself grew up in foster care.

ABLFFK works to improve short and long-term physical, educational and psycho-social outcomes for children in foster care and kinship care. Our aim is to preserve children’s dignity, improve their feelings of self-worth and lessen social stigma. We provide material assistance to children in care, as well as advocacy and support for carers to help them navigate the out of home care system.

ABLFFK is unique in providing Crisis Cases, which contain all the clothing and essential items required for the first week of care, where and when they are needed by carers, without administrative red tape. Around 85% of children arrive in their placement with only the clothes they are wearing, having been removed in emergency circumstances. As well as providing essential items needed in a child’s first week in care, Crisis Cases contain handmade blankets and toys sent from people all over Australia that show children their community cares for them.

Books provided for 5-12 year olds allow them to tell their story, helping them to process trauma and move forward. Crisis Cases also create significant mental and financial relief for carers.

Each Crisis Case contains around $295 worth of items, with over 75% of these donated by community members and businesses. Each Crisis Case costs approximately $50, so funding from Bolsta will allow us to provide dignity and comfort to 20 children entering out of home care!

Nominate your School, Club or Charity and give them a chance every month to receive a

$1000 donation from Bolsta

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Enter your organisation

Upload an image of your organisation and tell us a little bit about the good work it does

Entry available to Not-for-profit organisations with an ABN

1 entry per organisation

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Complete this month's Big Up Bonus Task

Share your entry and ask supporters of your organisation to like our Facebook page

Give our Facebook page 10 likes to qualify for August’s Big Up Bonus and the chance to receive a bigger donation

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Cross your fingers

Every month we’ll draw one lucky organisation to bolster with a $300 donation

We’ll boost it to $1000 if August’s Big Up Bonus Task has been completed

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