Fostering Hope is a Perth- based charity which donates material supplies and essential items to carers in need across Western Australia.
Lorraine Lekias and Linzi Mooney co-founded Fostering Hope in 2016. They started the charity from their home after identifying that carers needed access to immediate material support when a child or young person is placed in their care.
Due to popular demand, in 2019 Fostering Hope launched a community hub in Perth. This has become a one-stop-shop for West Australian foster and kinship carers seeking, clothing, toys, essential items and much more at little to no cost. In lieu of payment for goods, a small donation is invited. Any money received is put toward running costs.
Founder Lorraine Lekias’, philosophy is, ‘it takes a village’ and she firmly believes simple but meaningful gestures, like offering a shoulder to lean on, cooking someone a meal or watering their garden, means you’re a ‘carer’ and truly fosters hope within a community.
“We have grown into a beautiful, flourishing community that truly is fostering hope within our community”
To connect with the wonderful team at Fostering Hope and their community of foster and kinship carers Australia-wide, you can join their network via private foster carer Facebook Group here.
For information about how to donate to Fostering Hope email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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