7 September 2023
Life Without Barriers has partnered with Ashgrove Dairy to raise awareness about the urgent need for Tasmanian foster carers with new packaging on over 200,000 milk bottles for the first three weeks of September.
Paul Cairns, Director of child youth and family services in Tasmania for Life Without Barriers said the organisation is proud to work with the 100% Tasmanian family-owned, award-winning, paddock-to-plate company, Ashgrove Dairy for the 5th year in a row to promote the “Tassie kids need foster carers” campaign.
“Most Tasmanian families are no stranger to Ashgrove milk, and the new labelling hopes to spark conversations about how local families, single parents, working professionals, and same-sex couples could help out children in need,” Mr Cairns said.
“Foster care is for children who need time away from their family, it provides a safe and supportive home where young people can heal and grow. This could be for a night, a week, a year or until a child reaches adulthood.
“Tasmanians will be able to find these specially labelled bottles across the state at their local supermarkets Coles, Woolworths, and Hill Street.”
The milk bottles will hit stores in time for Foster Carer Week on the 11-17th of September. This year the National Fosters Carers Conference will be held in Hobart from the 21-23rd of September, as one of the sponsors, Life Without Barriers would like to encourage more Tasmanians to open their homes to children in need.
Tasmanian Foster carer, Katie Wells hopes more members of her community consider fostering.
“Foster care comes in all shapes and sizes, and I would really encourage people who feel like they have more to give to find out if fostering could be a good fit for them,” Mrs Wells said.
To enquire about becoming a foster carer, contact Life Without Barriers via phone 1300 592 227