About Build-a-Bear Workshop
Challenge is a not-for-profit organisation that provides daily support for children and families living with cancer or a life-threatening blood disorder from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. It is a unique organisation that has a very personal connection to the families we support.
Once the medical needs have been addressed, the wellbeing of the entire family is our fundamental concern. Through our programs and services, we aim to make life easier as they deal with fighting their illness.
We operate the Challenge Family Centre, the first of its kind in Australia, where children and their families can access an extensive range of non-medical support services including playgroup, music and art therapy, massage therapy, information seminars and a resource library.
Challenge delivers face to face support 365 days of the year. In hospital, we provide daily newspaper deliveries, iPads, DVD players & DVDs, internet access, gaming consoles, family activities and celebrity visits. Within the community, we offer camps, tickets to sporting matches and concerts, holiday accommodation, parent retreats, home help and educational scholarship opportunities.
Read more about Challenge at https://www.challenge.org.au
TLC FOR KIDS
TLC is Australia's most inclusive, widest-reaching and fastest responding children's charity, providing emotional, practical support to help sick kids and their families cope with the challenges of everyday life with illness.
They are the only charity of its kind that does not have any criteria that children and families need to meet in order to be eligible for help, and no waiting lists. If they hear of a child or family within their network that needs support, they are there to support them.
Their services are used almost a million times each year.
You can read more about them at www.tlcforkids.org.au