The Magic of Our
The Magic of Our Community
Summer is among us, Christmas is fast approaching, and the holiday season is on the horizon. While this is a joyful time of year for most, for some families, the festive season can be difficult. With the help and generous support of the community though, the children and young people at the heart of Parkerville Children and Youth Care are having their Christmas wishes fulfilled and can experience some extra magic during this time.
As we begin to move out of the shadow that COVID-19 has cast, we can reflect on the past year with gratitude. Not only have we provided both intensive and wrap-around support for children, young people, and families, but also hosted community events, partnered with other external agencies, and governments on a local and state level.
The experienced and very talented staff we have accrued this year have also been fantastic for Parkerville Children and Youth Care. We are incredibly grateful to work alongside some very passionate individuals who are collectively helping to make Western Australia the safest place in the world for children. Hand in hand with our staff, are the generosity of our sponsors and donors who believe in our shared purpose of hope that propels us forward. As always, Parkerville Children and Youth Care is grateful for the philanthropic support we receive.
We have also had the chance to reflect on Parkerville Children and Youth Care’s commitment to the community. Over the coming 12 months, we will continue to evolve the services we provide, better meet the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, and at the heart of it all, support the healing, growth and development of children and young people. We are hopeful that with each year, we come closer to the stage where financial restrictions do not place limits on the number of people we can support.
As we acknowledge our achievements and challenges that 2021 presented us, we look forward to 2022, the new achievements and challenges waiting for us and the opportunity to continue working with exceptional organisations and community members.
From all of us here at Parkerville Children and Youth Care, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank you for your generous support of the children, young people and families at the heart of all that we do.
Published in Messenger December 2021