At Kraftworks for Kids we keenly support organizations with a focus on children.
When we created Kraftworks for Kids back in 2007 we had a number of design criteria. From a financial perspective we wanted to be able to bring funds into Children's Ministry at our local church. Later we decided to increase the number of organizations we supported through Kraftworks. We continue to focus on children's ministry, children's charities, children's services, and children's advocacy groups.
Bayside Church Children's Ministry
In 2004 we started attending Bayside Church in Cheltenham. We think it is a great church, and one of the reasons we think it is a great church is because it has a wonderful, effective, entertaining Children's Ministry.
Bayside Church Christmas Lunch
The Bayside Church Community Christmas Lunch is held annually on Christmas Day to give people who are normally alone at Christmas an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful lunch and to connect with others in the community.
Operation STITCHES' vision is to reach each of Melbourne's inner-city Public Housing high-rise estates with a clear message of making good life choices, a message that will make a positive difference to the children growing up on these estates. Operation STITCHES' program teaches core life values and skills such as respect for self and others; respect for public and private property; respect for law and order; self-discipline; honesty; love of family; and honour of God and country. This is all taught with an anti-drug, anti- violence, anti-crime emphasis.
The Children's Future Fund
The Children's Future Fund aims to secure critical funding to perpetuate the excellence of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research under the leadership of 2003 Australian of the Year, Professor Fiona Stanley. The Institute brings together biologists, geneticists, biochemists, social scientists, health clinicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and health economists, who work together in innovative ways to tackle the complex issue of children's health. It’s a truly comprehensive approach to the most fundamental of issues – to ensure the future health and wellbeing of our most precious resource – our young people.
World Vision: Child Rescue
World Vision has many programs that help children. This program helps those kids that are out of the reach of their normal child sponsorship programs because they live outside of a family, on the fringe of society. In many instances these are the children rescued from human trafficking and slavery.
"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry