Friends With Dignity launches emotional campaign

AUSTRALIAN Charity of the Year 2018, Friends With Dignity has launched an emotional campaign in support of its Little Friends Scholarship Program.

The not-for-profit organisation has started posting videos to its Facebook page of volunteers reading heartfelt applications received throughout three rounds of the scholarship program.

The Australian-first program awards bi-annual monetary scholarships to children throughout Australia who have faced, or are facing, domestic or family violence.


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Director and Chief Financial Officer Julia McKenna said the campaign, 20 Stories In 20 Dayswas aimed at bringing to life to the ongoing trauma these children have faced.

The educational and extra-curricular scholarships help to cover a variety of expenses from helping kids attend camp and after-school activities with their peers, to providing uniforms.

The first three rounds of the program have seen a total of 68 scholarships awarded, with a minimum of 40 scholarships on offer in round four.

20 Stories in 20 Days – Video 1 – Little Friends Scholarship

20 Stories in 20 Days – Video 1*Trigger Warning* – descriptions of domestic violence.We would like to let you into the lives and trauma of some of our youngest victims of Domestic and Family Violence. This is a real Little Friends Scholarship application, read aloud by our wonderful volunteer, Kelly. —-LITTLE FRIENDS SCHOLARSHIP Round 4 applications open – PLEASE SHARE THIS POST The Little Friends Scholarship assists children affected by domestic and family violence to further their education and/or be able to participate in extra-curricular activities that they may not be able to pursue, due to the financial impact of Domestic and Family Violence.For further information and to download the application form visit: http://www.friendswithdignity.org.au/little-friends-scholarship/If you would like to donate to the Little Friends Scholarship Community Fund and help us award more Scholarships please visit: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/179288/little-friends-scholarship-community-fund#friendswithdignity #stepupspeakoutsupport #LittleFriendsScholarship #jeunessekids #sistersofcharity #commonwealthbank #Jeunesse #jkids #jeunessekids #miltoncorporationfoundation#20storiesin20days

Posted by Friends With Dignity on Sunday, February 3, 2019

The national domestic and family violence support charity responded to requests from the community wanting to contribute to their Little Friends Scholarship program by launching the Little Friends Scholarship Community Fund in round three, allowing the general public to also help children in need.

“Donations to the Little Friends Scholarship Community Fund can be large or small,” said Friends With Dignity Director and Chief Operations Officer, Zoe Scharenguivel.

“All funds received will be pooled together in $500 amounts (the size of a scholarship), and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

“We would like to attract more people to apply for the scholarships, and also more donations from the community and corporates so we can grant even more children the ability to shine in their own right, either through furthering their education or participating in extra-curricular activities.

“The need within our communities is so large – the more assistance we can receive in raising funds, the more children can be assisted and know an entire community is behind them and wanting only the best for them.”

Anyone wanting to apply for the Little Friends Scholarship Program can click here to download an application form.

Round four applications are now open and close on the 24th of February, 2019.

LittleFriendsScholarship – 20 Stories in 20 Days – Story 3

20 Stories in 20 Days – Story 3Hear the heart-wrenching story of a 14 year old girl, and the various hurdles she faces in life as a result of experiencing domestic and family violence.This is a real Little Friends Scholarship application, read aloud by one of our registered volunteers, Angela.—Appllications are open now! The Little Friends Scholarship assists children affected by domestic and family violence to further their education and/or be able to participate in extra-curricula activities that they may not be able to pursue, due to the financial impact of Domestic and Family Violence.For further information and to download the application form visit: http://www.friendswithdignity.org.au/little-friends-scholarship/If you would like to donate to the Little Friends Scholarship Community Fund and help us award more Scholarships please visit: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/179288/little-friends-scholarship-community-fund#friendswithdignity #stepupspeakoutsupport #LittleFriendsScholarship #jeunessekids #sistersofcharity #commonwealthbank #Jeunesse #jkids #jeunessekids #miltoncorporationfoundation#20storiesin20days

Posted by Friends With Dignity on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

 

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