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Act For Kids Charity Profile

Next Event: Trek the Great Wall of China in 2017

By Casey ONeill

Thinking about doing a trek to raise funds for vulnerable children? Act For Kids gave us all the details about their organisation and adventure fundraising program.

  1. Name of your organisation: Act for Kids
  2. Organisation or project website: and
  3. When was your organisation established? 1988
  4. What is your charity or company number? ABN 98 142 986 767
  5. What is your organisations mission? To prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.
  6. What have you achieved to date (e.g. funds raised / completed projects)? In the last financial year alone, we saw over 21,000 children and families to provide them with treatment and/or support.
  7. How do you use funds to achieve your mission? What percentage of funds you receive goes to your project/s? Money that is raised for Act for Kids and the Trek for Kids is used to provide free therapy and support services. 100% of funds raised from the Trek for Kids goes to our centres.
  8. When is your next trip / event? Our next Trek for Kids is our Challenge NZ in November. In 2017, we will be trekking the Great Wall of China. 
  9. What can your supporters expect when they fundraise / volunteer for you? To truly make a difference to the lives of Australia’s abused or neglected children and to return home feeling fulfilled!
  10. How do supporters sign up? By keeping an eye on our Trek for Kids website.
  11. Is your organisation a member of the FIA? No.
  12. Is your organisation licensed? If so, by what regulatory body? No.

Are you thinking about fundraising or going on a trek with Act For Kids? Have you supported Act For Kids in the past? Share your thoughts and join the conversation on Facebook via #TravelHeroes and @ColumbusDirectAUSNZ.

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