About Us

BUILDING A
COMMUNITY FOR ALL

KidsWish is committed to fulfilling the lives of children with disability or illness and their families through supportive programs, special events and community-impact projects, with a goal of building an inclusive community that can be enjoyed by all. That’s the KidsWish mission.

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Our Purpose

At KidsWish, we aim to bring joy and opportunities to children and families of the Illawarra who are living with disability or illness. For a lot of these families, life is tough – presenting additional challenges beyond the normal day-to-day struggles faced by families.

We want to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we support by providing special experiences and opportunities for them to grow, learn, have fun, and feel a valued member of their community.

For children living with disability or illness, attending local attractions or events, and participating in mainstream programs can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean they should have to miss out. KidsWish events and programs are specially tailored to meet the needs of the children and families we support and provide a platform where families can come together and share their journeys.

KidsWish Events bring joy and laughter and celebrate what the Illawarra has to offer. Our goal is to work with businesses and venues to provide not just one great event each year but assist them to deliver a service that meets the needs of the children and families we support all year round.  

KidsWish Programs bring children together and help them to meet their social, emotional and physical goals in a safe and supportive environment. We offer several programs to meet a variety of interests, all with a focus on fun and inclusivity. 

KidsWish Community Projects strive to build a community that can be enjoyed by all. Our goal is to work with individuals, businesses and community groups to address issues that may limit community access or participation for children with a disability or illness.

Our Purpose

At KidsWish, we aim to bring joy and opportunities to children and families of the Illawarra who are living with disability or illness. For a lot of these families, life is tough – presenting additional challenges beyond the normal day-to-day struggles faced by families.

We want to make a difference in the lives of the children and families we support by providing special experiences and opportunities for them to grow, learn, have fun, and feel a valued member of their community.

For children living with disability or illness, attending local attractions or events, and participating in mainstream programs can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean they should have to miss out. KidsWish events and programs are specially tailored to meet the needs of the children and families we support and provide a platform where families can come together and share their journeys.

kidswish xmas party

KidsWish Events bring joy and laughter and celebrate what the Illawarra has to offer. Our goal is to work with businesses and venues to provide not just one great event each year but assist them to deliver a service that meets the needs of the children and families we support all year round.  

KidsWish Programs bring children together and help them to meet their social, emotional and physical goals in a safe and supportive environment. We offer several programs to meet a variety of interests, all with a focus on fun and inclusivity. 

KidsWish Community Projects strive to build a community that can be enjoyed by all. Our goal is to work with individuals, businesses and community groups to address issues that may limit community access or participation for children with a disability or illness.

sports academy program

Our History

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KidzWish Foundation founded
KidzWish Foundation was founded in 2004 with the vision to provide love and laughter to children who were sick, disadvantaged or living with a disability. Beginning with a Christmas Party for 500 children, KidzWish Foundation is best known for their iconic annual Christmas Party that grew to an amazing event held at WIN entertainment centre for over 4,500 children and their families.
2010
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KidsWish became a Registered Charity
KidsWish became a registered charity in 2021, following a special partnership between KidzWish Foundation and The Disability Trust to provide support services to children with disabilities. The partnership with The Disability Trust, who are a long-standing and well-respected disability service provider in the Illawarra, allowed for a high-quality continuity of care and provision of programs and services from childhood through to adulthood.
Present
2004
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KidzWish Foundation expanded
In 2010, KidzWish Foundation expanded to provide group programs, therapy, and support services to children with disabilities.
2021
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KidsWish & The Disability Trust
KidsWish now operates in partnership with The Disability Trust, along with the support of KidzWish Foundation, and is committed to continuing the charitable work of providing special programs and events for children living with disability or illness.