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Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) $50,000

The Aspect Treetop School, the only school in South Australia for children with autism spectrum, will open in Ashford in July 2016.  The Foundation is pleased to be involved in this fantastic innovation to our state.  Our donation will contribute towards the schools playground equipment, vital to help children with autism achieve key developmental outcomes. Through active play, children will develop core strength, coordination and gross motor skills.  Playground equipment provides much needed sensory stimulation and promotes outdoors recreation for students who can be disengaged during play and breaktimes.

“A contribution from the Adelaide Crows Children’s Foundation towards this much needed playground equipment represents a sustainable investment in the health and wellbeing of children with disability in Adelaide, and will deliver ongoing value to generations of students with autism”

Christa Bayer, National Manager, Aspect Philanthropy, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

TeamKids - Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation - $30,000

The Crows Children’s Foundation is in its second of a two year partnership with TeamKids.  Funds donated contribute to ensuring that mums, children and their families have access to the very best in medical care, hospital facilities and support services at a time when they need it most.

Throughout the season players visit patients on a rotation basis each fortnight, a rewarding experience for everyone involved – kids, players, nurses, doctors and families.

“TeamKids are thrilled to have the support from the Adelaide Crows Children’s Foundation again in 2016, we thank them for not only their cash contribution but also for assisting us to promote and fundraise throughout the year.  Having players visit children in the hospital is priceless and having the whole team appear at the TeamKids Christmas Festival in Victoria Square in December was a highlight!”

Sam Tolley, CEO, TeamKids

Childhood Cancer Association $21,900

Every year, the Childhood Cancer Association receives an average of 60 referrals, for children newly diagnosed with cancer.  In addition to this, an average of 12 children relapse and 10 children pass away from cancer in South Australia each year.

The Crows Children’s Foundation will cover the cost of two Michael Rice units - which provide free accommodation to country/interstate families, whilst their child is undergoing treatment at the Women's and Children's Hospital, totalling 730 nights of support.

“Being from country South Australia, we travelled 4 hours from home, expecting to stay a few days to "get Coops fixed up", and then return home. But after he was diagnosed, we realised our quick trip to Adelaide, could last anywhere from 6-8 months while he went through intense chemo. We ended up staying nearly 9 months and thankfully, the CCA provided us with an awesome little unit, rent free, not far from the hospital. Such a Godsend I can tell you, just another worry alleviated.”

Salvation Army $18,000

The Foundation is pleased to support STREETDREAMS, a hip hop dance program, based in Mt Barker that inspires young people aged 8–18years to reach their full potential in physical, mental and emotional health.  A major focus of the Street Dreams program is designed toward early Intervention for at risk youth within our community.

“The Salvation Army is very thankful to the Adelaide Crows Children’s Foundation in providing the seed funding to get this program off the ground in South Australia.  It has had terrific results interstate and we look forward to working together with the Crows to make a positive difference in the lives of many young people in the Mt Barker region”.

Rod Reeve 
Divisional Public Relations Secretary

Click here to see the full list of grants funded by the Foundation.