All this was achieved with John and I spending a combined 12 weeks as patients in Melbourne Hospitals.
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Tots2teens Albury Wodonga and Surrounds
is run entirely by volunteers who have full time / part time or casual paid positions in other jobs. It is a group of like minded individuals who have come together to achieve a better world for the little people within our community.
To give care, compassion and love to the children in our community at their most vulnerable time. Help to empower them to survive and thrive by being able to provide vital basic goods, at a time where they feel abandoned.
'We can't change the situation, but we can change the memory'
Support 0-18 year old to face a traumatic experience with the love and support of a community behind them.
Circle of life
Hope that the small difference our charity makes in their lives is enough for them to become resilient in their futures.
By providing all New/handmade items in our packs, it reminds children they are loved, cherished and never alone.
2 sides 1 charity
Cross border care for all individuals affected by DV, homelessness or placed in OOHC/Kinship Care.
Support other charities
Work together to unite like minded organisations and provide holistic care where possible.
From little things, Big things grow
Every small deed done provides the ability for others to restart their lives with dignity and pride.
Maddi Tobias – CAV
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your generous donations of Christmas gift bags for our clients and their children. Each client of mine that received a bag was overwhelmed with the generosity, and many requested that I pass on their gratitude. One client stated ‘I want to say thank-you to you… you made my xmas better for my daughter and I appreciate that’. Another client said her girls ‘wanted to give a huge hug and say thank you for their gifts, as they were over the moon!’. And a third client stated ‘Thank you so much, That’s...
Words cannot describe how much this meant to a very special person. After nearly 40 years, the second her fingers hit the keys the most beautiful music filled the room and a peacefulness settled. She wanted me to thank you both a million times and let you know that this gift means so much and will make an immeasurable difference in her life. Thank you
The Carevan Foundation
November 14, 2020 · Thanks Tots to teens Jo Nicholson for your donation of goodies to add to our men’s toiletry bags. We forget men are just as important as woman for hygiene needs.
The Carevan Foundation
October 18, 2020 · Tots to teens we absolutely love all the support you provide to our families in the community. Jo Nicholson is one amazing lady whom I rely on to help make a difference in some families life’s. Jo is always a message away and will arrive on our doorstep with not one but a variety of bags full of amazing toys and utilities. They are age appropriate, picked with love to meet the needs of the precious little people I need something special for. Jo always goes above and there is always a special package for the...
The grandparents that got one of your packs couldn’t believe how lovely the things were and a teenager needing some “love” gave me goosebumps with how excited she was. You would have thought she won the the lotto she was so excited. To top it off, a pair of pyjamas that I donated in the PJ Drive, were the ones that you put in her pack.
Murray River Police District
September 22 · Tots 2 Teens Manager, Joanne Knight dropped off a car boot full of toys and activities to Albury Police Station today. Our officers from the Crime Prevention Unit reached out to the charity to gain assistance with a local family. Our officers then did a contact free drop off at the families home. Tots 2 Teens moto is “We can’t change the situation…but we can change a memory”. We are so thankful we have organisations like Tots 2 Teens in our community who are here helping our community through tough times.
Damien Loiterton Executive
My role is a supervisor at the Wangaratta Police station. On occasion we have had cause to utilise resources provided by tots2teens. On numerous occasions we have had victims, offenders, witnesses attend at the station often in company of their young children. It is often difficult to interview, take statements or engage in general conversation with the parties whilst children are present. Tots2teens have provided the police station with child friendly activity bags which can be provided to the children on arrival. The packs contain toys, activities, hygiene products and a small surprise which alleviates any distress the children may...
I have spent much of my career supporting victim survivors of family violence both in crisis and in recovery. All too frequently this has included children exposed to significant trauma and needing the help of first responders. I understand how traumatic this can be for them and am more than happy to support any initiative that can take away some of the trauma, hurt and fear that regularly comes with these experiences.