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 children and their families.
In 2010, KidzWish expanded by providing group programs, therapy and support services to assist children with social skills, personal confidence and community participation.
KidzWish has been committed to providing community inclusive events that offer fun and entertaining experiences for the children with disability in our community. Our iconic events are a highlight for the attendees, 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 into the lives of children.
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, delivering continuity of 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 and an event that we are determined to continue to bring laughter and delight to families in our community.
This partnership saw the completion of KidsWish House in 2022, an innovative facility providing therapeutic and recreational programs for children with disabilities. After several years under construction, and with the generous support of donors, sponsors and The Disability Trust, this unique setting will be an asset for our local community that will offer the best of therapy, play and participation in one location, within a sensitive and nurturing environment.
Through our partnership with The Disability Trust, KidsWish Limited was registered as a charity organisation to carry on the charitable work of KidzWish Foundation. KidsWish will continue to provide special events and programs for children living with a disability or illness, with a goal of building an inclusive community for all to enjoy.
KidzWish Foundation continues to fund events and programs provided by KidsWish, as well as projects at KidsWish House – all made possible through our continued raffle fundraising efforts.