Kids Giving Back marked its 5th anniversary recently with an event at Rough Edges, its homeless community partner in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
In five years the organisation has gone from a great idea Tofler-Riesel and her co-founder Carole Schlessinger shared while volunteering with their families in Thailand, to a unique Australian nonprofit that offers children aged six to 18 myriad ways to contribute to the community.
“Essentially 10,000 kids and their families have volunteered and 36,000 meals have been made for communities in need. We’ve partnered with more than 100 schools and charities, and we’ve done a lot of fundraising in that time,” Tofler-Riesel says.
Kids Giving Back recently received a $21,000 grant from the Premier’s Fund for Social Cohesion.
“What this will enable us to…