When You Are Not Born With a Silver Spoon in Your Mouth

Some kids are born into privileged lives and given every opportunity to have a good life. Some kids are born with the exact opposite and have little or no chance of making a success of their lives. Or maybe not! What if an underprivileged child was given a scholarship to attend a private school? Well this is happening in my local area thanks to The Woolloomooloo Police Community Scholarship Foundation. When I read about what the Foundation is doing I wanted to spread the word to the businesses in this community.

I chatted with the Commander of the Kings Cross Police Station, Michael Fitzgerald who told me that the Foundation was set up to assist the underprivileged children in the Woolloomooloo area with their secondary education costs including school uniforms. The charity also provides ongoing support for the child for their entire high school life. In 2018 the Foundation is financing seven children, however I’m not naming the schools to protect the children’s identity, I can tell you that the schools are highly regarded.

Commander Fitzgerald says that the Foundation and the work by the local police has been a great step in building relationships with local community. It is also a way of preventing a life of crime for some of these children, many who have grown up in generation after generation of welfare dependency.

The charity ball will be held on 6 April 2018 at the Boulevard Hotel at William Street, Woolloomooloo.

I think it’s a fantastic cause and the reason I’m writing this article is to help get support from local business who are able to donate vouchers or gifts to help raise money on the night for raffles or auction to keep the Foundation going. In return you will be helping give underprivileged children an opportunity they would never have had and your business will be featured in a booklet published by the Kings Cross Police as well as on a rotating screen played at the event.

The Foundation has been set up under the 'The Trustee for Woolloomooloo Police Community Scholarship Foundation' with an ABN, TFN and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for Profits Commission to assist companies and organisations considering supporting the Foundation. Bank details will be forwarded upon request.

Businesses are welcome to contact Commander Fitzgerald to discuss more fitz1mic@police.nsw.gov.au or 0425 310 489.


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