Cops for Kids have donated $20,000 to ac.care for their Youth Resilience Scholarship fund. This donation supports primary and secondary school children living in the Limestone Coast, Murray Mallee and Riverland regions of South Australia who use ac.care’s services.
The aim of this scholarship is to provide encouragement, financial assistance and support to the most disadvantaged primary and secondary students so they have the best chance of succeeding in their education. Children who use ac.care’s services, either individually or through their families/guardian, can be nominated for the scholarship.
Cops for Kids sources donations from current and retired South Australian Police officers and administrative staff via payroll deductions. There are currently over 1,750 members statewide and the charity has raised and donated $950,000 to over 70 South Australian charities since 2007.
Cops for Kids Committee member and Millicent Police Officer, Senior Constable Nick PATTERSON said, “Whilst we support many charities across the State, we are particularly pleased to help charities who provide specialised support services to country regions who generally do not have these essential services available. We live and work in these areas and want to help the local communities where we can”.
“This is an outstanding donation for which we are sincerely thankful. Our successful partnership with Cops with Kids in establishing the foster carer resource library in Berri, Mount Gambier and Murray Bridge was pivotal in being able to continue to fund this scholarship. We are so pleased we are able to provide extra supports to the most disadvantaged in our community” said Anne Hinkly-Tyler ac.care spokesperson.