The support we receive from you is a HUGE encouragement as we continue to assist primary aged children experiencing trauma, grief or loss in their lives.
Your regular donation will enable us to forward plan as we continue to assist vulnerable children in local primary schools around Casey, Cardinia, Dandenong and Knox.If you would like to become a CHIPS Champion, please click here: https://www.givenow.com.au/chipschampions
In times like these, every little bit counts, so if you’d like to make a one-off donation the end of this financial year, please click here: https://www.givenow.com.au/chips
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The Sunrise to Sunset Challenge is an unmarshalled, unsanctioned 12-hour virtual running race where participants aim to take on a little suffering to help ease the suffering of others.
Founded by Michael Griffin and Daniel Wieckmann, they are simply an intermediary created to support the work of CHIPS.
Sunrise to Sunset’s Mission:
To take on a little suffering to help ease the suffering of others.
Growing up can be a challenge at the best of times, but for too many children there is an added layer of grief and trauma which leaves them anxious, detached and on a path of unfair suffering.
The Sunrise to Sunset Challenge exists to help support primary school aged children experiencing grief, loss or trauma by raising some much-needed funds for CHIPS’ Life Get Better Camps– which are run twice a year and aim to move children from surviving to thriving.
Set your challenge- You set the bar!
Challenge yourself to run as far as you can between sunrise to sunset on October 16th, 2021.
Raise money– Raise much needed financial support for children who are experiencing grief, loss or trauma by inviting your family and friends to donate.
Go the distance– Log your run through Strava and upload your results to see how you compare to the Sunrise to Sunset community.
Not able to run? Then Sponsor a friend. Select a person you would like to sponsor and donate funds to help them reach their personal fundraising goal for CHIPS.
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“Why has CHIPS created a shop?” we hear you ask. Great question!
Here’s the answer…
During 2020, CHIPS provided support for over 2,000 children (through our in-school wellbeing program), 1,000+ home activity packs (for isolated children), PD’s for over 400 teachers, as well as dedicated crisis support to families and school staff.
CHIPS’ support for children and families in crisis is needed more than ever, as (apart from the effects of Covid and the extended Lockdown) police reports of domestic violence in the area have jumped between 25-30% on the same time last year.
Everything we do relies on volunteers and the support of amazing people like you, but we also needed to think of another way to generate funds.
Enter CHIPS’ shop!
When you purchase a product from CHIPS, apart from being a quality item and supporting other local, Australian businesses, the profits made will be going back into CHIPS’ programs which assist children and families in crisis.
So please, support CHIPS. Buy something from our shop and spread the word…EVERY little bit helps.
'THERE'S MORE TO SAY AFTER R U OK?'
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us. This year R U OK?Day is helping Australians know what to say when someone says they’re not OK and guide them through how they can continue a conversation that could change a life.
You don’t have to be an expert to keep the conversation going when someone says they’re not OK. By knowing what to say you can help someone feel supported and access appropriate help long before they’re in crisis, which can make a really positive difference to their life.
*wording taken off the R U OK? website*
!! ATTENTION PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS !!
FREE Student Well-being resource as your little people prepare to head back to school.
Written by a School Counsellor, this story aims to help primary aged children with the transition back to face-to-face learning, after a period of uncertainty, and learning to find comfort in different ways.
‘Coming out of hibernation’ follows the journey of a little echidna, as everything starts to change due to Covid-19. From going into isolation at home, navigating remote learning and his transition back to school, this story captures a child’s feelings and point of view, as the world around him changes drastically.
(Feel free to download and/or share.)
Would you like something creative for your little people to do?
Stephen McCarthy has designed this beautiful Lock Down Diary for children to complete while they’re spending their days at home.
The diary is free to download off his site https://www.mylockdowndiary.com/, but if you feel like donating a little something, there’s a donate button on his page.