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.
100 BACK TO SCHOOL PACKS
Helping rural students with needed supplies.
FAMILY and schools RECEIVING CHRISTMAS PRESSIES
Bring some Christmas joy to struggling families with individual and personalised gifts easing the financial burden on the families as a whole.
RURAL AND REMOTE SCHOOLS.
Helping country schools after extreme weather with school 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, creating back to school packs for students, 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 drought and bushfire affected rural schools - Murrays Bridge, Wyrallah, Rappville, Woolbrook, Tottenham, Baradine, Wellington, Bellata, Moree, Dubbo, Elands, Willawarrin and Bobin.
In Feb 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 motivational talks are always very popular, with the children very willing to share their stories of life in the bush.
For Christmas 2019 Jason and Becy zig zagged across regional NSW and Queensland delivering personalised Christmas gifts for 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.
Back to School 2020 saw Jason and Becy visit various small rural and remote schools that had been impacted by drought and bushfires. Due to the generosity of local business and donations Jason and Becy were able to hand out hundreds of Back to school packs, as well as send out packs to multiple rural schools for children in need. Jason and Ash were privileged to visit schools that had been devastated by bushfire and enjoyed singing some songs with the children as well as handing out back to school packs and resources for the lost schools.