Care all year round from calendar


Drawing inspiration: Ryan Baker, left, Petros Kyrazis, Bonnie Fitsimons, Jana Jovic, Charlotte Keating, Anglicare CEO Paul
McDonald, Alena Barfus and Elliot Bechaz proudly display The Awesome Kids Family Calendar. Picture: Yanni

SALES of a calendar showcasing illustrations by Frankston area preschool and primary school pupils will raise money for projects helping vulnerable children.

The Awesome Kids Family Calendar was officially launched at Frankston Arts Centre last Thursday (9 November) by Anglicare Victoria.

Funds raised will go towards a community chest for community projects.

Anglicare Victoria’s communities for children program manager Cathie Valentine said “the amazing artists’ tales” in the 2018 calendar could make a great Christmas stocking filler that also helps a good cause.

“The calendar aims to foster fun and positive learning. It is a useful resource for families and children that assists them with organising family life, with its colourful and plain language design,” she said.

“It promotes relationships with local schools and kindergartens as the hubs of school and community life and provides us with an opportunity to hear and learn about the things that are important to children.

“Most importantly though, is the opportunity to gather the thoughts and ideas of children about the world they live in, and the type of world they aspire to create. We have a great deal to learn from them and the calendar continues to capture the interest of the broader community in their vision for the present and future.”

The Awesome Kids Family Calendar is released in partnership with Atchison Consultants and Wilkinson Publishing and is available for $19.99 throughout Victoria in store and at online.

The calendar is a collaboration between Communities for Children Frankston, Anglicare Victoria and primary schools and kindergartens including Aldercourt Primary School, Mahogany Rise Primary School, Karingal Primary School, Ballam Park Primary School, Naranga School, Banyan Fields Primary School, Banyan Fields Kindergarten, Seaford Primary School, Kingsley Park Primary School and Ballam Park Preschool.

First published in the Frankston Times – 13 November 2017

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