9 December 2010
CHILDREN of inmates at the Junee Correctional Centre will shine next year with the opening of a new building designed just for them.
SHINE for Kids has received a donation of a van from Newman's Own, whose profits go entirely to charity - and 'A Current Affair' was there to chat to our staff and volunteers.
To introduce a new mentoring program for young men at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre in Kariong NSW, a competition was held amongst the inmates for the name and the logo of the program. The result: Stand As One.
18 November 2010
Christmas is a time to give and thanks to the generosity of patrons at the Pastoral Hotel the not-for-profit Shine for Kids will be able to spread the Christmas cheer.
18 November 2010
SHINE for Kids is a voluntary organisation that raises funds to assist children who have a loved one incarcerated in Wellington Correctional Centre. According to Child and Family Worker Maree Thomas, the Child and Family centre runs activities for the children when they go to visit so they don't have to stay in the gaol the entire time of their visit.
SHINE for Kids Chair Helen Wiseman has been chosen as one of the 14 members of the inaugural annual Enriched List, established by the Sydney Morning Herald in association with American Express. The Enriched List highlights people who are using their skills, talents and dreams to give to their community.
SHINE held Family Fun Days throughout NAIDOC Week at each of its Child and Family Centres with many fun activities for children and adults alike.
One of the very last segments in 2010's Hungrybeast was on the challenges faced by children of prisoners. Archived on the ABC website, it sensitively shows the impact of one father's incarceration on two of his children and their grandmother, who became their guardian – and how SHINE for Kids was able to assist.
This article appeared in The Mail covering our Victoria office launch at the Phoenix Youth Centre.
This article appeared in Footscray's local newspaper covering our Victoria office launch at the Phoenix Youth Centre.
SHINE for Kids was launched officially in Victoria by Professor David de Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria at the Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray on 17 March 2010. Special guests MC Claire Hooper and performer Dan Sultan kept the audience entertained.