OzKids Arts & Literacy

Running since 1999, the Awards have become a high-profile event now including Indigenous Art.

Australian Disaster Relief

In Disaster Regions we Deliver Relief to Australian Children and Their Families.
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Art & Literacy Workshops

Authors & Illustrators available Australia Wide for In-School Workshops or Online.

Welcome to Childrens Charity Network

Childrens Charity Network is a Victorian based not-for-profit organisation, which acts as an umbrella for different programs/initiatives. Its main aim is to build, foster and nurture confidence and self-esteem in all children.

Kimberley Workshops

Since 1998, we have been researching and putting in place programs and initiatives to build and foster self-esteem and confidence in children, our latest Art & Literacy Workshops showcased above.
We have more than 100 volunteers who help us deliver our different services and programs, mostly funded by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

Featured Programs

Letters of Support

Awards Magazine

Download a pdf showcasing the winning entries since 2008. To view all editions of the magazine, visit the OzKids website

2015 Awards

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Financial Donations are Greatly Welcomed!

Donations support the work of the Childrens Charity Network.
We are a not-for-profit organisation as a whole so we can expand our programs or direct donations to a specific program such as Books for Kids or The Feeding Program.
All donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible.

You can also donate goods or services for our raffle ticket sales, or to be auctioned at one of our popular events.

We also acceptl cheques which need to be made out to:
Childrens Charity Network
Registered Office
170 Forrest Road
Lara, Victoria 3212, Australia

Or Direct Debit to
Account Name: Childrens Charity Network
BSB 633 000
Account Number: 1125 63036

Individual Subscription

Receive one copy of each edition of Oz Kids In Print Magazine

School Library

Receive FIVE (5) copies of each edition of Oz Kids In Print Magazine for your school library.
5 Copies
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OzKids Closing Date

Closing date for entries into the OzKids Writing and Arts Program is September 30th, 2022

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Australia Wide Workshops

Below are the Authors & Illustrators available to run Workshops.
Our workshops are run in-school and where possible, interstate visits can be arranged.
Enquire about our new Online Program we anticipate can reach even more students, more often and more cost effectively

Mark is an author with a passion for history and legends. He has twice received the West Australian Premier’s Award

Mark Greenwood

Author

WA
Sally Murphy writes verse novels, picture books, and poetry and fiction for children.

Sally Murphy

Artist & Author

WA
Cristy Burne is a science writer and author of the Takeshita Demons series.

Cristy Burne

Author

WA
Den L. Scheer grew up on an isolated farm near Grass Patch, WA, before moving to Northam when 8 years old.

Den Scheer

Artist & Author

WA
Gabriel is an illustrator of over fifteen books. He recently added author to his title with the new series Woodland Whiskers.

Gabriel Evans

Artist & Author

WA
George is an author and stay-at-home dad, living in Melbourne.

George Ivanoff

Author

VIC
Sherryl Clark has published more than 40 books, from picture books to novels.

Sherryl Clark

Author

VIC
Sean McMullen is an internationally published Australian SF and fantasy author.

Sean McMullen

Author

VIC
Justin was born in New Zealand and has written 50 books for children and young adults.

Justin D’Ath

Author

VIC
Foz conducts workshops for young adults and adults on Mythology and Pop Culture.

Foz Meadows

Author

VIC

Authors & Illustrators

Travelling to Remote Regions of Australia

In-School Workshops

All of our Authors & Illustrators are available to visit schools within their state to run Workshops.
When our budget allows, we can also design a program for several Authors/Illustrators to travel to remote and/or interstate areas.

Showcasing Kimberley Workshop

Marjory Gardner, Meredith Costain, Marc McBride and Phil Kettle travel to remote schools and communities in The Kimberley and run Art & Literacy workshops for the local children.

All our WorkShops are provided to the schools at NO COST. We are able to fund these programs purely from donations from the community and local companies. If you are able to make a donation today, then please use the link below to securely donate via PayPal or Credit Card. Any amount is appreciated.

On-Line Workshops

On-Line Workshops

Online Workshops are a new exciting way of delivery.
Live Video Conferencing is becoming more widely available and utilised throughout the education sector and we are all able to benefit from this.

Video Conferencing Reaches Further

CCN can bridge the gap and co-ordinate a series of On-Line Workshops in conjunction with our many Authors & Illustrators.

Given the current situation worldwide, the use of this technology is vital to ensuring we continue to run our programs. Any form of support you can provide is appreciated.

Indigenous Youth Programs

Remote Areas

To make our artistic programs available to Indigenous children in regional and remote areas, which lack quality artistic material.

Abilities

To give all Indigenous children the opportunity to pursue their natural abilities.

Rewards

To reward artistic and written talent by introducing the Young Indigenous and Writers Awards program to all outback schools.

Publish

Supply an electronic vehicle (website) to allow participants to showcase their individual creative talent and ability for self expression through art and literacy skills, both natural and developed, through the program.

Indigenous Art

The Indigenous Youth Art program is designed to consist of high quality arts and cultural workshops that are focused on the education, health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth. It will also promote the artistic talents of Indigenous children across Australia with a program which is designed to capture the interests of those Indigenous children in regional and remote areas.

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Workshops

The Art Educational Programs are designed to help the children of Australia to advance artistic talent, they are written by some of Australia’s leading artists, designers, photographers.

We have access to Australia’s leading authors and Artists. These professional Art and Literacy tutors offer advanced techniques, tips and guidance for students to develop and build on their natural talents by offering workshops and mentorship, a forum is available for Indigenous children to display their visual arts work.

This program is being undertaken with sponsorship from Mining and Energy exploration companies in the areas of their operations.

How Can You Help

Since 1998, we have been researching and putting in place programs and initiatives to build and foster self-esteem and confidence in children, as these ingredients are essential not only for children’s success in life but in some cases their survival. Today we have more than 100 volunteers who help us deliver our different services and programs, mostly funded by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

Volunteers are key to enabling us to achieve our goals. They are the backbone of our organisation. Without them, much of the work we do would not be possible. Volunteer now by sending us your C.V. and a letter detailing the areas of your expertise and how you could assist us.

We are constantly applying for grants from Trusts, Foundations and the government. We would welcome inquiries from any grant maker or government agency to discuss possible opportunities. We are renowned for maximizing benefits to the community from all the money we receive.

Workplace Giving is a payroll contribution scheme where direct pre-tax donations from registered employees go towards assisting us continue our work in the community. A Workplace Giving Program is a very effective way for employees to help Childrens Charity Network.

How it works …

Donations are deducted each pay period direct from your gross salary, by arrangement with your employer’s payroll departments. All you need to do is decide on the amount you would like to give. It’s that simple.
As your donation is made before tax it actually costs you less than the amount we received from your pay office

Donations per week
$5.00
$10.00
$20.00

Donations per Year to Charity
$250.oo
$520.00
$1040.00

Actual cost to You
$146.64
$293.80
$587.60

This table is based on a marginal tax rate of 42% for taxable income of $50,001 to $60,000 and a Medicare levy of 1.5%. Because your donations are processed through your pay you receive an immediate, guaranteed tax deduction – you do not have to collect, keep and claim receipt.

How to Register …

  • Download and complete the registration form and send it to your payroll office.
  • Instruct your payroll department to deduct your nominated donation amount from your gross pre-tax salary each pay period.
  • Request that your pay office forward your details to us.

Contributions are pre-tax and tax free!

Fundraising events are great fun:

They allow you to raise funds for the Childrens Charity Network or one of its initiatives whilst simultaneously engaging friends, family members, employees and customers and giving you self-satisfaction in the knowledge that you are helping a worthwhile cause.

You can organise a “Golf Day”, a “Tennis Day”, a “Family Day”, a “Gala Night”, etc.

If you are interested in discussing this option, please contact us

Childrens Charity Network recognises the importance of developing and nurturing strong links with the corporate and business sectors in the community.

In partnering with corporations and businesses, we seek to engage all partners in long-term, strategic and mutually beneficial relationships. We are focused on developing partnerships of involvement and commitment.

Corporate partnerships are important strategic alliances between major organisations and Childrens Charity Network, building warm and positive relationships with all sectors of the community.

What Can You Do?

The benefits to corporate donors are both immediate and long-term:

Profile and brand – being a corporate partner of one of the most respected and trusted charity can help to strengthen your profile and brand

Customer and staff loyalty – Childrens Charity Network sends donors wonderful pictures and stories for internal and external communications.

Staff morale – an excellent way to engage your staff to help others, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Social responsibility – product donations can demonstrate your company’s commitment to supporting communities.

Reducing inventory cost – free up storage space and lower stock-handling costs by donating slow-moving or excess stock.

Childrens Charity Network Patrons’ Circle is a small group of dedicated donors who commit an annual financial donation of their choice, to ensure the expansion and continuity of our work in the community.

Visit the dedicated website to find out more.

Help us to continue and expand our programs so we can keep on delivering our services to the community by remembering Childrens Charity Network in your will.

Your Gift for Tomorrow

Bequests are the special gifts that help Childrens Charity Network to expand its services and programs and help a larger number of children. A growing number of Australians are seeking to leave a lasting legacy through bequests or charitable trusts.

Let us Thank You

A Will is a very personal matter.We do not need to know the details of your bequest but we would like to thank you personally. Please let us know if you will be helping us to plan for the future.

Seek Legal Advice

We strongly advise you to seek qualified legal advice and assistance when making or revising your Will. It is important to understand that someone may challenge your Will if it is not drawn up correctly.

If you do not have a legal advisor, the following independent organisations can help you. You are also welcome to talk to the Childrens Charity Network.

State Trustees
www.statetrustees.com.au
Phone 03 9667 6444

Law Institute of Victoria
www.liv.asn.au/directory/specialists/
Phone 03 9607 9311

Childrens Charity Network
Phone 03 5282 8950

Be Specific in your Will

 

The most important thing to remember … is that your bequest must be properly detailed in your will – the legal document that every adult should have to protect the assets they have worked hard to accumulate. A Will is not the reserve of the wealthy or something to be postponed until old age.

Your Will allows you to specify how you want your assets distributed after your death, including gifts to your favourite charities. If you don’t have a Will, your assets will be distributed according to a pre-determined legal formula.

Many of us find it difficult to talk about our Will because it represents the time when we will no longer be with our family, friends and loved ones. But by making a Will, you will actually be helping your family and the people you care for. Your wishes will be clear and nothing will be left to chance. If you want your support for the Childrens Charity Network to continue beyond your own lifetime, your Will is the practical device through which this can be achieved.

Financial donations are greatly welcomed!

They can be made to support the work of the Childrens Charity Network.
We are a not-for-profit organisation as a whole so we can expand our programs or direct donations to a specific program such as Books for Kids or The Feeding Program.
All donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible.

You can also donate goods or services for our raffle ticket sales, or to be auctioned at one of our popular events.

Payment Options

The simplest method is to donate now using PayPal

No payment method connected. Contact seller.

We also acceptl cheques which need to be made out to:
Childrens Charity Network
Registered Office
170 Forrest Road
Lara, Victoria 3212, Australia

Our Patrons & Ambassadors

The Children’s Charity Network Patrons’ Circle is a small group of dedicated donors who commit an annual financial donation of their choice, to ensure the expansion and continuation of the Children’s Charity Network work in the community.

We have a website dedicated to our patrons and ambassadors to show our appreciation for the efforts they put in the ensure we can continue our programs

Contact us

(03) 5282 8950

Address 170 Forrest Road, Lara, Victoria 3212

Email info@childrenscharity.com.au

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Sentinel Foundation
Percy Baxter Trust
Sandfire Resources
Roy Hill
Resolute
Perpetual
Pantoro
Marian & EH Flack Trust
Lions
James Kirby Foundation
Impact Minerals
IGO
Handbury Foundation
FRRR
Fortescue Metals
Qube
CD Dodd
BIC Australia
Commonwealth Bank
Capricorn Metals
Central Petroleum
Chinalco
Collier Charitable Fund
Crayola
Dymocks Camberwell
Elgas

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Send us a quick message, if you’d like to know more about booking a Workshop.