Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann has called on fellow Canberrans to Dress as a Teenager on 30 March and raise much-needed funding for children in foster homes.
Dress as a Teenager Day is an initiative of Galilee Foster Care, which is managed by Communities@Work, and aims to raise awareness about the benefits of foster caring, and raise money so more children can get the support they need.
A highlight of the day will be a gala fashion parade at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome at noon, and events leading up to the day will be held throughout March.
“You can get involved in this great cause throughout March by dressing as a teenager, holding a morning tea and making a donation so Galilee Foster Care can continue to assist young people and the wonderful volunteer foster families who care for them,” said Ms Brodtmann.
“Galilee Foster Care does a stellar job supporting children and young people in our community at a time when they need it most.
“Dress as a Teenager Day is a great way to have a bit of fun and support a very worthy cause at the same time.
“I congratulate Communities@Work for their tireless efforts in the Canberra community, particularly when it comes to supporting young people.
“Foster carers make a huge contribution to children who have often been through very difficult times, and we need to make sure we recognise their contribution,” Ms Brodtmann said.
To find out how to get involved in Dress as a Teenager Day, go to: www.dressasateenagerday.org