• Pledge your support today to help kids like Jessica SHINE

    19 October 2018

    Imagine being a child and having your mum or dad suddenly taken away from you because they have gone to prison. Unable to open a birthday present together or blow out the candles on your birthday cake. That is the reality for 45,000 children just like Jessica in Australia right now. Ordinary children going through very difficult life circumstances and they are largely invisible. Children like Jessica end up serving their ...

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  • Family jail sentence: the ripple effect of losing a parent to prison

    14 February 2018

    Valued SHINE volunteer, Dennis van Someren spoke to Richard Fidler on ABC Conversations in an hour-long interview about his personal story and why he volunteers for SHINE for Kids. Dennis’ happy family life was destroyed in the 1960s, when he was just 12 years old. His popular and respected father, an accountant, was charged with corporate fraud, and eventually jailed. The outcome for Dennis’ parents and siblings was dire. ...

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  • Merry Christmas and thank you for your support in 2017

    20 December 2017

    Wishing you a joyful Christmas and a happy New Year from all of us at SHINE for Kids. Your support during 2017 means the world to us and we would like to say a huge thank you for all that you have done. So many people and organisations have supported these achievements in many different ways – from our generous donors, to our fantastic volunteers and our philanthropic, corporate and government ...

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  • SHINE for Kids Annual Review 2017

    17 November 2017

    More than 50 supporters, funding bodies, volunteers, staff and Board joined us at the SHINE Cafe on Wednesday, 15 November for our Annual General Meeting and Annual Review. We are delighted to announce that our new Chair is Sue Woodward. Thank you to our former Chair, Graham West, who will remain on the Board.

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  • Join us for our 2017 Annual Review

    5 November 2017

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of SHINE for Kids Cooperative Ltd, please join us at the Shine Cafe for our 2017 Annual Review. Wednesday, 15 November 2017 5pm for 5.30pm (start) until 6.30pm

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  • Spotlight on SHINE for Kids at NSW Parliament House

    24 October 2017

    Last week SHINE for Kids was front and centre at NSW Parliament House for two major events.

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  • ClubGRANTS to help SHINE for Kids programs

    11 August 2017

    YOUTH, sports, disability and community groups are among those to receive a combined $100,000 in ClubGRANTS funding. The annual program is funded by Bathurst RSL Club and Panthers Bathurst, and on Thursday, 3 August, 28 groups were advised they had been successful in their application. Among them was Shine for Kids Bathurst which is a volunteer based program to support children and families of people in jail.

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  • World’s Largest Open House for NSW Kids in Need

    30 April 2017
    NSW Kids in Need 2017

    The World’s Largest Open House is an annual open day organised by NSW Kids in Need support of six charities including SHINE for Kids. It’s an amazing day to explore places you’d never normally get to go – while helping children in need.

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  • José Carbó at Barangaroo

    31 March 2017
    Jose Carbo at Barangaroo

    Hosted by SHINE for Kids in the Barangaroo Room at KPMG in Sydney, was exclusive performance from Opera Australia’s José Carbó. Guests enjoyed José’s incredible baritone voice, while tasting Australian and French premium wines from wine connoisseur, Henry Dawson-Damer, accompanied by delicious treats from award-winning chefs. It was an event not to be missed.

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  • You helped us exceed our ‘Brighter Futures’ Charidy target!

    15 December 2016
    We raised $102,705 in 24 hours with your help on Charidy!

    On 14 December 2016 at midday, our Charidy campaign went live for 24 hours. Like a telethon, our volunteers, staff, board members and corporate supporters called our existing donors and supporters and ask them to donate.

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