Lutheran Community Care’s Kwatja Etatha Playgroup in Alice Springs will begin operating again this month after a successful fundraising appeal.
The popular playgroup was forced to stop running this year, as it lost its government funding at the end of 2017.
An appeal was launched in April, and since then, about $45,000 has been raised.
These funds will allow the playgroup to operate for two days a week on the Alice Springs Lutheran Church lawns, however it will not sustain the ministry in the long-term.
Lutheran Community Care is working towards long-term sustainability, but in the meantime, it is wonderful that the playgroup will support many families in Alice Springs again.
For 10 years, the ministry gave hundreds of disadvantaged children in Alice Springs a positive start in life. It focused on getting children ready for primary school and encouraged parents to interact with them through structured activities, supporting their learning and development.
Lutheran Community Care thanks everyone who contributed to this appeal. If you were planning to make a donation, you still can here.