We need your help in raising funds for country communities and the next generation of resilient Aussie kids.
The incredible resilience to adversity has been something that truly touched our hearts and their can do attitude has given us the motivation to continue on this year.
Coins 4 santa sacks - 17/11/2021
Our annual fundraising event of an Out of Uniform Day, Coins 4 Santa Sacks promotes awareness and inclusion as well as raising much needed funds for Christmas Gifts.
families RECEIVING CHRISTMAS assistance
Bring some Christmas joy to struggling families with individual and personalised Christmas gifts easing the financial burden on the families as a whole. Nominations for Santa Sacks open 1st November to 25th November 2021
RURAL AND REMOTE SCHOOLS.
Helping country schools with school students receiving Christmas gifts, resources and motivational chats for the children.
Following the success of their 'Doin for Rural Aussie Kids' Christmas Drive and 'Back to School Appeal', celebrated country music singer Jason Owen and his fiance Becy have established a charity to offer continued support to rural communities that often experience long periods of extreme weather, isolation and lack of support.
‘Doin It for Rural Aussie Kids’ is an all-inclusive charity helping the next generation in rural communities throughout Australia. Donations and ongoing fundraising efforts are aimed to help these communities when they experience the harshness of the Australian country.
Working with corporate partners and with your generous donations we support rural schools, holding motivational talks and help with Christmas presents for struggling families.
During 2019 and 2020 Doin It For Rural Aussie Kids has been privileged to visit or assist multiple small rural schools, and have touched the lives of over 1000 children in regional NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
In December 2020 Jason and his Mum Pattie set off on a mammoth 8000km road trip over 10 days visiting over 20 schools in 4 states, kicking off with a visit to Wongarbon School in central NSW. With every child in every school receiving a Christmas Gift and Jason giving a motivational chat about following your dreams and no dream is too big to achieve. Jason also sang his newly released Christmas Song - So this is Christmas with the children and was surprised and delighted with the children joining in.
In February 2020 Jason and his guitarist Ash visited Bobin in the NSW north coast, home to 150 people. The town saw its only school burn to the ground during the devastating bushfires of late 2019. Along with delivering school resources Jason and Ash were invited to sing songs and share some joy with a heartbroken community.
As well as the practical assistance the heartfelt motivational talks are always very popular, with the children very willing to share their life in the bush.
Planning is well underway for Christmas 2021. Covid Restrictions are certainly making this year very tough at the moment but we are determined to help as many kids and families as possible. 2021 will see Doin It For Rural Aussie Kids back on the road spreading cheer, kindness and love to children all over Australia.
For Christmas 2019 and 2020 Doin it for Rural Aussie Kids zig zagged through NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria delivering personalised Christmas Gifts to children - each child receiving one gift on the day of the visit and a Santa Sack left with the parents for them to give to their children on Christmas Day. Jason and Becy also visited multiple small schools providing hundreds of Christmas Gifts and motivational chats with the children.
Due to the generosity of local business and donations Jason and Becy have been able to meet families going through the utmost turmoil. "When we conceived the idea of the charity, we never imagined the beautiful people that we would meet and the absolutely heart breaking stories of some of the people living in the bush. We have been blessed to meet some of the most courageous children who have been or are going through horrendous medical treatment, children who have lost a parent through illness, serious farming accidents, drought and bushfires that has rocked them to their core. Their incredible resilience to adversity has been something that truly touched our hearts and their can-do attitude has given us the motivation to continue on this year".
Doin It For Rural Aussie Kids final drop off for 2020 was Dubbo Base Hospital - Paediatric Unit delivering gifts to many children from all over Rural NSW. Meeting these brave children and families at Christmas Time was an absolute highlight. This visit was made even more special by meeting the dedicated staff during a pandemic was something that Jason will never forget.