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Anglicare Gympie thanks community for presents this Christmas

The Gympie Anglicare Foster and Kinship Care service thanks community members from St Peter’s Anglican Church, the Gympie Sports Club and the wider Gympie community who donated much needed presents for children in out-of-home care, as well as for the biological children of their volunteer carers, putting smiles on young faces this Christmas

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Local Gympie artist focuses on keeping kids safe

During Foster and Kinship Carer Week, our Gympie Anglicare Children and Families team commissioned a lovely piece of artwork featuring thumbprints of carers and handprints of staff, Child Safety members and some special little people. The artwork was recently completed by Warlpiri artist Jane Nungarrayi Blunden

St Matthew’s 'Coomera Craft Circle' members with Anglicare Cultural Support Worker and Kuku Yalanji woman Lalania Tusa (front, right) with the First Nations dolls that craft circle members lovingly made for children Anglicare helps to care for in foster care (May 2021)
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Gold Coast Anglicans respond to Anglicare call for First Nations dolls

“Our group took up the challenge to create specially-made dolls for First Nations children in care…Unlike the usual activity of plain knitting or crocheting with donated materials, this mission required planning and problem solving. Members raided their own collections of cloth, or bought stuffing and appropriately patterned dress material, exchanged patterns and ideas and brought their energy and skills along to meetings to share ideas,” says Roselyn Drake from St Matthew’s Church, Coomera

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Making Reconciliation a reality for First Nations children in care

As National Reconciliation Week approaches, with this year’s theme being ‘More than a word. Reconciliation takes action’, Anglicare Cultural Support Officer and Pitta Pitta man Noel Doyle shares how non-Indigenous foster carers can help make Reconciliation a reality for First Nations children who are disproportionately represented in out-of-home care

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Meet foster carers

Meet some of the everyday Australians making an extraordinary difference every day. Foster carers aren’t superheroes. They’re ordinary people just like you