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Immediate Support for Families in Need this Christmas

The lead up to Christmas is an incredibly stressful time for families already struggling to make ends meet. Every year from now until Christmas, we see more referrals for families received than at any other time of the year.    

With the need to access support for so many vulnerable children and families growing by the day, Treasure Boxes is taking action by enabling Health Care card holders to access direct, immediate support without the need for an agency referral. This is a big undertaking for Treasure Boxes and has the potential to provide enormous relief for many children and families in the lead up to Christmas.

The new client program will make accessing vital essentials for families with children easier and more affordable, with the aim to ease financial hardship and increase wellbeing for vulnerable children in SA.

How Does it Work?
Members of the public who have a valid Health Care card will be able to submit a request to Treasure Boxes, at least 2 days prior to the requested collection. They will be able to purchase vital supplies valued between $15 and $25. Essential items such as clothing, shoes, bedding and importantly at this time of year – Toy and Book packs that can be used as Christmas presents for their children – can be purchased for the same cost as the PAYG model.

What does this mean?
By removing the need for an agency referral, we can significantly improving access to support for so many families. The economic conditions and the current rental crisis mean that the need is greater than ever, and we want to remove any barriers that children and families may face as they access support. At this stage, this is a short-term measure however, if this pilot is successful and we can better meet the growing need in the SA community, we will look to continue this initiative.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Simply send your clients the link to the Request form to complete and book a time for collection. Link: http://bit.ly/3UUmRgh

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The program will run from now until Christmas Eve.

CaseworkersClick here for more information about the program. 

Families: Click here to place a support request.

Questions: Contact Treasure Boxes on requests@treasureboxes.org.au or 08 8369 1339.

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