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Minimising Waste and Maximising Health Care – Kennards Self Storage and Airborne Aid

Kennards Self Storage Croydon Park in South Australia are pleased to announce our support of Airborne Aid Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation delivering tailored medical aid donation packages from Australia to destinations in need across the world.

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Airborne Aid has been in operation since 2013, and has chapters in SA, Victoria and New South Wales. Over 60% of packages are processed by the SA chapter, which is in need of a sizeable dedicated space to sort and pack donations, and to expand to meet demand. From June this year, KSS will donate a storage unit to the SA chapter of Airborne Aid, to assist in receiving generous donations and in dispatching medical aid donation packages to travellers headed to regional Australian communities and Overseas.

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Fair Game Australia

From September 2018 Kennards Self Storage are proudly supporting Fair Game Australia a grass-roots not-for-profit organisation that inspires healthy communities through donating recycled sports equipment, using it as a tool to deliver health and fitness education programs. Fair Game Australia believes that all Australians should have access to the benefits of healthy choices aiming to create an equitable, healthier & sustainable Australia.

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At Kennards We Believe Every Young Person In Australia Should Have A Safe Home

On the 26th October Kennards FREEDOM Fighters are taking part in the inaugural Stepping Stone House, Sleep Under the Stars event with 400 other participants.
We believe every Young Person in Australia should have a safe home.

One by one Not for Profit organisation Stepping Stone House are restoring lives of our homeless youth.
Breaking them from the shackles of welfare, helping them build a career and the skills to support themselves in independence.

Domestic violence, abuse, trauma, neglect and family breakdowns cover many reasons why our young people end up living rough.
Most, through no fault of their own.

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Another Magic Moment for Sydney Basket Brigade

Once again at the end of last year the Magic Moments Foundation a National Not for Profit organisation, spent the day packing donations of food, clothing and toys into hampers to be delivered out to those who need it most, making sure that Christmas is enjoyed by everyone.

The hampers are packed into a number of donated boxes to be delivered. Kennards Self Storage were very happy to once again supply boxes for this great cause.

Coverage of the Sydney Basket Brigade in action can be seen on Channel 7’s news report.

A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers and to the Magic Moments Foundation for continuing this wonderful initiative for another year.

 

Giving Homeless Kids A Life Changing Experience

On the 7th of October Hicksons Reserve under Sydney’s Harbour Bridge transformed as a fantastic group of kind-hearted and resilient people chose to make a difference by sleeping rough for the night, supporting Stepping Stone Houses (SSH) Sleep Under the Stars event to raise money for Homeless Youth and Youth at risk in NSW.

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Sadly there are over 42,000 homeless people in Australia, nearly 50% of that 42,000 are 24 years of age and under. In NSW alone there are over 10,000 homeless youth under the age of 12 to age 24.

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Would You Sleep Out In a Box?

1,500 Kennards Storage Boxes are making their way to a patch of grass at Hickson Road The Rocks in preparation for this year’s 2016 Sleep Under the Stars Charity Event to raise money for Homelessness and our youth at risk.

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As Gold Sponsors this includes Kennards Self Storage donating the boxes for participants to get creative with and build themselves a shelter for the evening.

Sadly a cardboard box is home to many young people living on our streets.

“Donating boxes seemed a perfect way for us to contribute and help raise awareness. Kennards Self Storage have supported Stepping Stone House since it first opened its doors in 1989. During that time we’ve seen hundreds of young residents go through the house turning their lives around. These kids have been subject to poverty, abuse, alcoholism and drugs through no choice of their own. Stepping Stone House gives them a chance in this world, a purpose. Stepping Stone House surround them with love and support and teaches them the skills and resilience they need to survive. It’s a beautiful thing” – Fiona Harding Kennards Self Storage National Account Manager.

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Their Future Is In Your hands, Will You Help Make a difference?

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This October Team Members from Kennards Self Storage, armed with just six Kennards boxes to build a shelter will join others for the annual Stepping Stone House Sleep under the Stars fundraiser at Hickson Road The Rocks, raising funds to help Stepping Stone House continue the great work that they do for NSW homelessness and youth at risk. Kennards Self Storage are Gold Sponsors of this event and are also supplying Kennards Boxes to all participants to build their shelter to sleep under for the night.

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Help support Stepping Stone House and Donate Here to Sleep Under the Stars 

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Helping From The Heart, Kindness Is Catching

My name is Linda Pang and I’m the founder of Kindness Is Catching (KiC) . I wanted to write to thank you for your company’s participation in KiC’s 2016 Winter Care Kits and Warmies project.

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I started Kindness Is Catching last year following on from Feel Good Feb. Just me, wanting to ignore the many recent troubles of our world and to bring a positive vibe and attention to all that was good. To be grateful for all that we have, to encourage our children to have compassion and kindness and for them to see the world as a happy place. I am a Primary School teacher and a Special Education teacher, so my passion for helping people who are less fortunate than ourselves and involving our children’s generation is genuine.

It was my wish to harness the kindness of our local community to help homeless people feel cared for and to make wintertime in Sydney a bit more comfortable. In 2015, my goal was to collect 100 Winter Care Kits and a few knitted scarves, beanies and gloves.

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School Libraries In Fiji Are Filling Fast With Books!

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Its amazing what can happen when human beings come together to help one another, one small gesture can mean the world to another…

Books For Fiji (BFF) started in 2015. It was my first visit to Fiji but fortunately we have friends there, on the island of Taveuni. We were heartily welcomed into the local village of Sogulu near our friends’ house. After touring throughout the island we discovered the want and need for kid’s books. The schools have very little, and no libraries. I knew I could get wonderful books back here in the Northern Beaches of Sydney from my children’s old schools.

Upon returning home I called the boys’ schools. Yes, they regularly cull the library shelves and I was welcome to come and get boxes of books. That was the beginning. Word got out via the International Association of School Library-ship, Oceania (IASL) and many schools responded. We now can get many good quality, already accessioned, library books.

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