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Imagine for a moment that you could help support vulnerable children to get the best start in life by re-engaging with education.

That’s what we are hoping you can help us achieve by taking part in this year’s Paws4Kids campaign.

On Thursday 27 April, we are calling on the community to help raise vital funds for Paw Pals, our canine-assisted education program.

Paw Pals was developed to keep vulnerable young people (5 - 21 years) engaged with education. Our facilitators work with therapy dogs to provide a safe and supportive learning environment where young people can enhance their academic, social, and emotional skills.

The program is 100% community funded and reaching our target of $350,000 will allow us to continue and grow Paw Pals across Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat.

And if you donate to Paws4Kids, you can have double the impact thanks to our generous partners, including Petspiration Foundation (formerly PETstock Assist).

With Lucy, it really helps me feel calm being around her, and really helps me learn some strategies how to stay calm. Lucy just makes it a lot easier.

– Amber

Thank you to our generous supporters

We are grateful to the following supporters, whose generous support is enabling your donation to be tripled on 28 April 2023:

  • Petspiration Foundation (formerly PETstock Assist)
  • Gaudry Foundation
  • iCare Staffing
  • Our PawPrints Matching Circle - including Greg Noonan.

If you or your business is interested in supporting this year’s Paws4Kids campaign, please contact Director of Community Engagement, Sam Patterson on 03 9257 2350.