Annual Report 2018

What a year! We started from a great base and we’ve been sprinting
ever since. We Care has nearly tripled in size in a year; as of January
st, we had supported 991 children, by the end of the year we have
supported 2746 children. All achieved by the amazing dedicated
work by our volunteers. And we won the Central Coast Volunteer
Team of the Year Award!!!!

We focus on the positive; making a difference to the lives of
hundreds of vulnerable children, enabling wonderful people on the
Central Coast to reach out to help those in need in our community in
a tangible meaningful way by sharing children’s clothing, linen, cots,
prams and the list goes on. And wonderfully donating time
volunteering with us to say “no’ to poverty and injustice.

A huge thank you to everyone!

Our idyllic Central Coast also has a dark side, poverty and need.
Whatever the causes the bottom line is that children should not have
to suffer for deficiencies in our society. We Care has no barriers, if
you are a child and you are in need then enough said.
We have achieved a great milestone, gaining recognition as a
specialist children’s support program. And children are our focus,
children in need. Every donation goes to an individual family in
need as part of a total package of care, and we ensure that the
support we pass on is of the highest quality. Being poor doesn’t
mean you get second best.

Thank you everyone for your overwhelming support, and together
we will have huge impact.

Derryck Klarkowski Executive Officer


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Children’s Lived Experience of Poverty – ARACY
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Salvation Army Annual Reports 2018
Acoss and UNSW Sydney - Poverty in Australia 2018