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Kids Under Cover Named As Budget Day Charity

19 May 2021

Treasurer Tim Pallas has continued his Budget Day tradition of supporting a worthy cause, this year throwing his support behind not-for-profit Victorian charity Kids Under Cover.

Kids Under Cover supports vulnerable young people at-risk of homelessness by building relocatable rooms in the backyard of the family or carer’s home – relieving overcrowding, easing tension and providing young people with a secure and stable environment.

The organisation also provides education and job training scholarships to keep young people engaged, while keeping them connected to their family or carers.

Kids Under Cover is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and disadvantage across the families it supports by not only sponsoring youth living in the relocatable rooms but also offering their siblings support with their education.

Keeping with his tradition of selecting a Victorian-based charity, Mr Pallas has made a personal donation to Kids Under Cover and is encouraging all his parliamentary colleagues and community leaders to dig deep.

The Treasurer will deliver his 7th Victorian Budget tomorrow Thursday 20 May.

Donations to Kids Under Cover’s Winter Fundraising Appeal can be made at kuc.org.au/giveExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas

“Kids Under Cover is taking pressure off families and carers by providing safe and secure accommodation for at-risk youth – while keeping them close to those who love them.”

“Their dedication to preventing youth homelessness by not only keeping these young people home but engaged with school -work is a life-changing initiative that I am proud to support.”

Quote attributable to CEO of Kids Under Cover Jo Swift

“We are incredibly grateful to the Treasurer for selecting Kids Under Cover as his 2021-22 State Budget Charity - all donors from across our community need to come together to make a life changing difference for young people who are at risk of homelessness.”

Reviewed 19 May 2021

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