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For some children, school isn’t always an easy place to be. Many find it hard because beyond the school gate they’re dealing with some tough issues: family violence, neglect, living out of home or social and emotional challenges.

Paws 4 Kids aims to raise $200,000 to introduce 500 young people to dogs like Millie – a dog trained to support young people who have experienced trauma.

We know the program works. We’ve seen it change lives.

When I’m with Millie, it makes every bit of stress that I’m latching on to lets go. It just goes. Working with Millie brings my day to a different level of happiness. I’ve never been that happy in my life than when I see that dog.

– Laura

$400 is all it takes to connect a young person with education through canine-assisted learning and, donations made on or before Wednesday 6 March will be multiplied by 4. Just a $100 donation will transform a young person’s life.

You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach children new ways to learn.

Meet Millie, who is already making a big impact on kids

Hours to raise $200,000
4 x
The impact on Wednesday 6 March
Children will receive support

Thank you to our generous supporters

We are grateful to the following supporters, who are generously matching gifts to Paws 4 Kids to help us reach our goal:

  • Senator Tadeusz Kobylanski Fund, a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • Bob Stewart’s - a third generation family business that specialises in the supply and retail of school uniforms
  • Queensland Community Foundation’s Gordon Homes for Boys and Girls Inc. Trust Fund
  • OurPawPrints Matching Circle - including Greg Noonan, Angela Rutherford and Laurie Lavelle AM & family

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