Hundreds of children will benefit from activity packs created by the City of Gosnells, as part of a special Families Week initiative.

After the City’s usual celebration event for Families Week in mid-May was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City found another way to support local families.

Mayor David Goode said the City worked closely with a number of support agencies and developed 300 packs to ensure children in crisis or at-risk were given opportunities to just ‘be kids’.

“Importantly, the City has been able to tailor packs to the age and gender of 22 children and young people in a live-in situation at Starick, a support service for women and children,” he said.

“These packs will have an immediate and direct benefit for the young children and older kids and teenagers currently at Starick, which is a significant gesture for those families.”

Mayor Goode said the theme for Families Week 2020 was Stronger Families, Stronger Communities.

“We are particularly grateful to Starick, as well as Anglicare, Mission Australia Wattle House, Centrecare Gosnells, Communicare and Save the Children – they all provide essential services and do an amazing job supporting local families.”

The activity packs, which contain colouring-in sheets, crayons, chalk and ex-library books, as well as information for parents, are being distributed by these locally-based support agencies to assist vulnerable families and young parents.

For more details about City of Gosnells events and services supporting children, young people and families, please click the links below or call 9397 3000.