LCK throws support behind Backpacks for SA Kids
Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) will be supporting SA-based kids in need this winter after completing its most recent charity campaign.
The company continued its association with Backpacks 4 SA Kids by gathering and supplying much-needed goods to the charity, thanks to internal and external donations.
LCK's Tammie Salvemini coordinated the company drive and gathered generous amounts of donations from LCK employees, friends and relatives.
"We have supported Backpacks 4 SA Kids in previous years because it's a worthy cause run by generous people," Tammie said.
"So when they put out a call on their social media that they needed to fill 350 backpacks, which were on back order for children and teens, we thought we needed to give them a hand in filling some."
Tammie said LCK believes it's important to give young children and teenagers in need support and help they can get in circumstances often beyond their control.
"Such a little gesture as a backpack can bring comfort to these individuals coping with what are often horrifying scenarios."
Backpacks 4 SA Kids exists to provide resources contributing to the care, safety and well being of children and young people during periods of dislocation from home and routine care.
The donations will help supply the organisation with some of the 4500 backpacks, 150 Anchor packs and 400 Home Starter packs it will pass on to South Australian children during 2019.
The organisation has supported almost 30,000 SA children during its existence.
"With lots of small donations from many people associated with LCK, it became one big donation which will help with filling the backpacks," Tammie said.
"Thanks to those who donated in many different ways."
Those interested in donating or volunteering with Backpacks 4 SA Kids can visit their website.
PHOTO: LCK's Tammie Salvemini drops off backpacks, sanitary products, toys and clothes donated on behalf of LCK, with Backpacks 4 SA Kids volunteer, Kellie.