Backpacks 4 VIC Kids: Santa Sacks
Backpacks 4 VIC kids is an Australian charity that provides essential items to Victorian children entering foster care and emergency accommodation, to assist in easing the feelings of loss and relocation.
Each year, 45,000 Australian children are placed into foster care or emergency accommodation, and quite often without any of their possessions. Run by volunteers, Backpacks 4 VIC Kids aim to aid children during their transition and provide the help and support they need by supplying backpacks and nappy bags to children aged 0-17 years.
You can support Backpacks 4 VIC Kids by creating Santa sacks for the children. These Santa Sacks will be filled with gifts and given to the kids for Christmas.
What You Need:
- Sturdy cotton or poly material – Calico or Christmas themed fabric
- 60cm x 1m folded in half
- No slippery, stretchy or sheer material
- Preferably age appropriate (Kindergarten-High school)
- Pyjama cord or ribbon
The charity has been wonderful in providing instructions for you to follow to create these Santa sacks. Download the PDF to get started →
You can add an extra special touch to your Santa sack by using a ribbon with decorative stitches for the bag string.
When sewing decorative stitches onto your ribbon, use softaway/tearaway to stabilise. Cut thin strips of the tearaway and back onto ribbon. This will stabilise your decorative stitches when sewing. Tear away the stabilizer when finished.
Sending Your Donations
Please send any donations made directly to the charity:
Backpacks 4 VIC Kids
86 Camms Road
Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.
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