It’s easy to fall behind without the books, equipment and support you need. When you’re always missing out on opportunities, it can feel like there are far fewer options for your future.
With your support, we can make it easier for families struggling to pay for school fees, school supplies, dental care, household items, after school activities and sporting equipment. Together, we can support all children in our community to reach their full potential.
Many children find their world suddenly turned upside down when they are separated from their family and placed into foster care. Often, they don’t know how long it will be before they can safely reunite with their family.
Your donation ensures that children in care are able to stay connected to their culture and community, while giving them new opportunities to build routines and friendships through school, sports and after school activities.
When I look back now, I think my saving grace was that I was placed with these amazing Wanslea foster carers, June and Alan, with my two sisters.
I was one of the lucky ones. I’m Aboriginal, like so many other kids in care. Wanslea supported my cultural needs and encouraged me to visit my country and stay connected with the people who are important to me. I was able to learn about where I came from and how to live as a strong, proud Aboriginal girl.
Grandparent carers often unexpectedly find themselves caring for their grandchildren full time when parents are unable or unwilling to do so. This places them under emotional and financial stress as they navigate the loss or absence of their child, adjust their retirement plans and begin to juggle their grandchildren's schooling, sporting, health and social needs. Your donations go a long way in supporting our grandparent carers to meet the needs of their grandchildren.
This year I received an Officeworks voucher, which I used to purchase all my grandson’s stationery for year ten. Wanslea also donated a refurbished computer to help with his studies and this has been a godsend because he was always handing in assignments late because I could not afford a computer for him.
Over the years Wanslea has assisted in keeping my grandson in Scouts because Kidsports stopped assisting with the fees. With Wanslea’s ongoing support my grandson has been able to be a normal kid getting out there having fun with other kids his own age with the same interests as him. I cannot thank this organisation enough for all the help and support I have received.
You can change a child’s life today
Your regular donations allow us to better plan how we distribute funds and services. This enables us to make a bigger impact in the lives of children and families.
Many people already have all they need and find greater joy in knowing they are helping others. Instead of a birthday, wedding or Christmas gift, you can give or request a donation to families in need.
Your donations can give Western Australian families hope and strength in times of struggle. Every donation over $2 is tax deductible.
By including Wanslea in your future planning, you will pass on a helping hand to families who need it most. Contact our team to discuss how you can leave a legacy gift.
Wanslea has been supporting WA families and children in need for over 75 years. Our mission is to promote community, family and individual development. By helping families to thrive, we’re working towards a healthier, safer, more inclusive Australia.
Your donation is more than money; it’s the opportunity for a child to: