KidzWish Foundation was founded in 2004 with the vision to provide love and laughter to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in the Illawarra. Beginning with a Christmas party for 500 children, the annual KidzWish Foundation Christmas party grew to provide an amazing experience for over 4,500 disabled children and their families.
In 2010, KidzWish expanded by providing group programs, therapy and support services including support workers to assist children with social skills, personal confidence and community participation.
KidzWish works hard to provide community inclusive events that offer fun and entertaining experiences for the children we support. Our iconic events are often the highlight for our families who endure many hardships and challenging moments. As an organisation we are proud to be able to sprinkle a little bit of joy and happiness in the lives of children with a need in the Illawarra.
2021 was a pivotal year for KidzWish with the creation of a very special partnership with The Disability Trust. Our strengthened relationship allows KidzWish Foundation to leverage the expertise and capabilities of The Disability Trust and expand therapies and programs that have been successfully established by KidzWish for children and their families across the Illawarra; delivering continuity of health care across a lifetime, so children have clinical consistency and feel supported as they enter into adulthood.
Importantly, our partnership is committed to delivering joyful experiences, such as our Christmas Party – now an established event in the calendar for our community and an event that we are determined to continue to bring laughter and delight to families in our community.
2022 will see the completion of KidsWish House, which will be an innovative facility providing health care and therapeutic programs for children with disabilities and special needs. It has been several years in its construction and with the generous support of our donors, sponsors and The Disability Trust, we hope to bring to life a unique setting for our KidzWish Families that will bring the best of therapy, play and health care in one location, within a sensitive and nurturing environment.