As a woman, mother, aunt, carer – anyone with a young person in their lives – you know the extreme love you feel for your child, and the overwhelming desire to do anything to protect them.
As I’m writing this, I am appealing for your help to do just that.
You see, there is a fantastic youth mentoring charity called The Raise Foundation, which significantly improves the lives of vulnerable young people in crisis every day.
Their work is crucial to our young people and I am constantly astounded by all they achieve – but now Raise needs our help.
Founded by Sydney mum Vicki Condon in 2008, the organisation has matched 500 amazing volunteer mentors with young people who need help – from teenage mums with nowhere to turn, to young people battling depression, despair, facing school, learning or social issues. The mentors build their confidence, give them the strength and important life tools to seek support, grow and learn, reaching their potential because people believe in them.
Vicki and her wonderful mentors have organised a fundraising event to be held at Carriageworks in Sydney on Saturday, June 2 – the proceeds from the event fund Raise’s programs for the whole year.