KiP run a number of bespoke hands-on volunteering sessions (open to the public) throughout the year catered to children and their families. These sessions range from packing care kits to making scarves for our friends living on the streets. We work with a number of local grass-root organisations and endeavour to create a session that provides meaning to the charity as well as those participating.
Made with Love
Made with Love (MWL) is a Food Collective or Food Giving Circle utilising the power of community and networking to provide delicious, nutritious and hearty home made meals, Made with Love, to those experiencing food insecurity. MWL has engaged schools, school Kitchen Garden programs, and Community kitchens who are now participating in this initiative.
Together with our growing MWL community, we have provided hundreds of homemade meals, countless deliveries of supermarket groceries and basic essentials, fresh fruit and vegetables, supermarket vouchers, clothing and more.
Agents for Change is a tailor-made program for schools to inspire and help shape future leaders. By fostering the values and ideals associated with philanthropy, our program will help create a positive context for an entire generation of young Australians, giving them the exposure and opportunities to take up responsibilities, learn leadership skills and, ultimately, make a difference in the world.
Agents for Change is customised to your school’s needs, areas of study, curriculum, and timetable. We offer workshops for students ranging from 1 hour through to a unit-based project that is implemented over a term.
From our extensive research and practice in this area, we have identified that children between the ages of 5 to 15 years have an emerging sense of self and are at an age that is appropriate for growth and achievement through new challenges. We have seen that kids quickly understand the essence of social enterprise and innovation and are driven to use this passion to change society for the better.
Hangout for the Homeless
Here at KiP, we don’t think it’s right that there are Australian youths without a safe and secure place to sleep at night. So, every year, we come together as a community to empower change and this event is called Hangout for the Homeless.
The Hangout sleep rough event is where we ask you to give up your bed for the night to raise money and awareness for youth homelessness in Australia.
Hangout Hands On is a hands-on volunteering session (typically held on the afternoon of the sleep rough event). It is all about giving back to our friends living on the street and those in need. This is a great event to complement sleeping rough, or an ideal way to get involved for those not quite ready to give up their bed!
Pitch for Change
Pitch for Change is an event that has a focus on fundraising, philanthropic giving, funding decisions, and volunteering.
Participants are given an opportunity to be involved with three different grassroots charities, all of which include a hands-on volunteering element.
Participants will learn about what the charities do for the community and will then decide on who they want to support with a pre-determined philanthropic gift. This is a great conversation starter with children about the allocation of finite resources, which types of social problems they want to help solve and the issues that exist within our community. It is also a wonderful opportunity to engage in an intimate and meaningful way with the charities involved.
Pitch for Change is typically held in September. Click below for upcoming KiP sessions.
Gift of Giving
This event is all about bringing families together through hands-on volunteering to create a little bit of joy for those doing it tough during the holiday period.
Learn about how others less fortunate may be spending the holiday period, and get involved by helping us pack care kits, make sweet treats, and create holiday surprises to be taken out on the streets of Melbourne and donated to Homes and Centres that need a little cheer.
Gift of Giving is held in early December. Click below for upcoming KiP sessions.