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Barnardos Buddies child sponsorship program

For most of us, childhood was the easiest part of our lives, but for thousands of Australian children it can actually be the hardest.

The children and young people who turn to Barnardos for help have very often been exposed to exceptionally difficult circumstances in their young lives – abuse, violence, poverty, drug and alcohol issues, mental illness, homelessness and disability.

This is why we need you

Our Barnardos Buddies is a very special program. Not everyone can take a child into their home to help them heal, but when your a Barnardos Buddies child sponsor, you become a true Buddy to a child who has only known abuse and neglect… fear and pain.

As a Barnardos Buddy you will walk alongside the children we are privileged to support on their journey toward healing. You will follow the progress of a real child who represents thousands of others receiving support from Barnardos programs.

You will hear about the real events in their life and you will continue to share their journey and how they are progressing on their road to healing and in their home and school lives. You’ll receive updates from their Barnardos case worker and as you follow their progress you will be able to see the positive impact you are having on their life..

How your support changes their future

When a child comes into our care, this is just the beginning of their long journey towards recovery. Your ongoing commitment means that we can be there for them at each step. Your support allows us to go beyond the basics and give these children the best possible chance of building a brighter future.

Your generosity helps to provide critical support, including:


Become a Barnardos Buddy today - your support will truly change children's lives.

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