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Kids clothes for a cause

Many South Australian families struggle to make ends meet and this warm clothing will really help.
Crows defender and Children’s Foundation board member Kyle Hartigan

Fans are being urged to bring new children’s clothing to the Crows’ match against West Coast on Saturday, June 30 to help out kids in need across South Australia.

The children’s clothes drive will assist Kickstart for Kids, one of the charity partners for the Crows Children’s Foundation in 2018.

Kickstart for Kids runs breakfast, lunch, mentoring and school holiday programs in South Australian primary schools.

The clothing will be handed out at the Kickstart for Kids July school holiday camps which are held for SA’s most at risk primary school children, at five different locations across the state. Children attend to make sure they are fed and looked after during the school holiday break.

Fans who are unable to bring something to the game but still wish to assist can do so by making a $4 donation at the Bendigo Bank Tap n Go outlets which will be stationed at the Northern, Southern and Eastern gates at Adelaide Oval, and at CrowMania outlets once the game has commenced. 

Alternatively, clothes can be dropped at the Club’s West Lakes base.

Crows defender and Children’s Foundation board member Kyle Hartigan encouraged people to get behind the initiative.

“Many South Australian families struggle to make ends meet and this warm clothing will really help,” Hartigan said.

“It is shocking to learn, through being involved in this program, that many children are simply not provided for adequately at home.

“Most in need are track pants, jumpers, undies, socks and sneakers for primary school kids as well as basic hygiene products.

“Or, by donating as little as $4 you can help Kickstart for kids buy basic supplies for those who really need it.

“It’s great to be able to help out and we’re encouraging all of our members, supporters and Club partners to get involved.”

The Crows Children’s Foundation raises and distributes funds to support our state’s children through health, education and welfare programs.

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