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Why choose Firstchance to sponsor or donate to?

Making a decision about which community organisation or cause to support can be a hard one – there are lots of good organisations doing great things for the community. By supporting Firstchance you can be guaranteed that your donation or sponsorship will be used to make a long term difference to the lives of local families and their children.

Firstchance is local

As a local organisation, the children and young people you support by donating to Firstchance may live next door to you, they may go to the same school as your child or grandchild, or they may belong to a family that you work with. Firstchance is a local organisation which families with children with a disability have chosen and trusted for over 30 years to provide specialised support and information.We believe in the ability of every child, young person and family and we enjoy the opportunity to support them to achieve their hopes and dreams. These are the same dreams that all parents have for their children. To learn, to be happy, to belong.

The most amazing reward is seeing the look of pride and the smiles on faces of parents and often the children/young people themselves, when that first step is taken, when that first word is spoken or they learn a new skill, especially when they had been told that this would not be possible for their child. These changes are for the rest of their life and ultimately influence their future.

Making a difference

Families who use Firstchance programs tell us that what we do makes a difference to their lives. They say to us…”you listen, you care, you greet us with a smile, nothing is ever too much trouble, my family is so much happier now , I feel I belong here, you make me and my child feel special, you’ve made a difference in our lives, you helped us when no-one else would”.

It is a very special and humbling opportunity to be a part of making such a big difference in the lives of families.Each week we support over 300 families. There are many more families waiting for a service. Firstchance works with local families, we make a real difference to their lives every day and we need community support to continue this great work.

To partner with Firstchance under a Sponsorship agreement, please contact Darleen Taylor by phoning 4910 3130 or email Darleen.Taylor@firstchance.org.au Or to make a donation, please see the different options under Fundraising Items on the right.