Looking for ways you can support the local community at this difficult time? We Care Connect is a Central Coast and Hunter based charity that connects community donations to local kids in need. By providing items such as kids’ clothing, cots, prams and car seats to vulnerable families in the community, this volunteer-run organisation is supporting thousands of children in crisis across the Central Coast. And to continue doing this amazing work, they need your help!
95% of what We Care Connect distribute is community donated, and they’re distributing around 2,000 items a week on average at the moment!
How You Can Help
If your children have outgrown some of their lovely things, you can help disadvantaged kids in the local community by passing them on to We Care Connect. The usual drop off locations for We Care Connect donations are currently closed but they’ve organised two new drop off sites you can use while doing your essential shopping or exercise – both of which are safe, convenient and meet public health orders.
What can I donate?
Families can donate a whole heap of different items including children’s clothing, nappies, sanitary items, blankets and sheets, prams, car seats, high chairs and cots. To see a full list of much-needed items, visit the We Care Connect website.
Where can I drop off my donation?
You can take your donations to one of the following two locations:
- Westfield Tuggerah – donation box near Target.
- Parklife Café at Rotary Park, Terrigal (Clothing, nappies and toiletries only – no bulky items; and only available to drop off during the café opening hours from 8-2).
A BIG “Thanks” to the Central Coast Community
We Care Connect would love to say the biggest thanks to Central Coast locals for continuing to support vulnerable children in the community – they need your help now more than ever. And they’d also like to say a HUGE thank you to Westfield and Parklife Café in Terrigal for joining in this fabulous effort. What they’re doing is way above and beyond their day to day operations and We Care Connect would be struggling to keep up this critical work without access to their drop off locations – so thank you!
Header Image: We Care Connect
Written By: MANDY EKMAN
Content Producer & Social Media Manager
Mandy started her media career at a digital media agency in London, before relocating to Sydney in 2008. Over the past 11 years, Mandy has gained a wide range of experience across bought, owned and earned digital media channels and after moving to the Central Coast with her husband and three kids in 2017, is really excited to be part of the Playing in Puddles team.