Very Special Kids
Very Special Kids is a unique organisation that supports families throughout their experience of caring for children with life-threatening illnesses, from diagnosis through to recovery or bereavement.
Such illnesses include cancer, muscular dystrophy, neuro-degenerative and genetic conditions and rare syndromes. Sadly, many of the children will not reach adulthood.
Very Special Kids provides a range of physical, emotional, social and spiritual support, which is offered:
-:- centred on the family
-:- to all Victorian families of children with life-threatening illnesses
-:- with specialist staff and more than 200 trained Family Support Volunteers
-:- with the engagement of the community
Currently, we support more than 750 families across Victoria. Our services include trained volunteer support, counselling, bereavement support, hospital visiting, a sibling program, family camps and activities, mothers' activities, fathers' activities, newsletters and care at Very Special Kids House, Australia's first hospice for children, offering respite and end-of-life care.
Piggy Bank Appeal
The Piggy Bank Appeal is the biggest annual fundraiser for Very Special Kids which aims to raise over $1 million to support families of children with life-threatening illnesses.
The Appeal runs throughout September with businesses, community groups and whole towns getting together to organise activities which raise money for this unique Victorian organisation.
Activities are often centred around a visit from one of the five giant (700kg) piggy banks. The piggy banks: Penelope, Percy, Princess, Patrick and George drive throughout Melbourne and Victoria.
They are accompanied by a wonderful group of volunteers, visiting hundreds of towns and cities to collect donations, sell merchandise and distribute information about Very Special Kids.
The Piggy Bank Appeal headquarters is located at:
Very Special Kids
321 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern VIC 3144
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 321 Glenferrie Rd Malvern | Map
✆ 1800 888 875 | 03 9804 6222
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