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Kids Caring About Kids – 24 May 2019

It doesn’t get any better than kids caring about kids.   Imagine a 9-year-old leading the charge on our big social and environmental issues.   In fact, you don’t have to imagine -it’s happening. So much does she care about the environment and the things that are going to shape her world, 9-year-old Ariella is urging you and many of her friends to see how their world might look in another 21 years.

Raw Potential Canberra, through the imagination and commitment of Ariella, is inviting you to attend the opening night screening of Damon Gameau’s new trailblazing film, 2040.   This film is being hailed by the critics for its positive contribution to the climate by simply embracing the best solutions available to improve our planet and shift them rapidly to the mainstream.

Gameau’s other well-known documentary was ‘That Sugar Film’ which shone a spotlight on the dangers associated with excessive sugar intake and the way in which sugar had negatively infiltrated the diets of so many people.

Palace Cinemas at New Acton is the venue for this powerful new Gameau documentary on Friday, May 24th with funds raised on the night going to help young at-risk people through the important work of Raw Potential Canberra.   Here we have a perfect solution, young people caring about their future and the future of others.   Help Ariella and her friends make a difference and book now by clicking on the link below.



A golden opportunity welcomed


The proceeds of local tourist attraction Cockington Green Gardens’ annual Canberra Day gold coin donation charity fundraiser have been handed over to Raw Potential Canberra chairman, Paul Kane by Cockington Green Gardens’ director and operations manager, Mark Sarah.

Golden Canberra Day for Raw Potential

Cockington Green event

On a golden Canberra Day morning, the queues waiting to get into Cockington Green Gardens was a portent of things to come for Raw Potential Canberra (formerly Youth Care Canberra) and Canberra City Care, the two charities benefiting from the attraction’s 2019 annual gold coin donation entry.


The generosity of the Canberra community continues to amaze us. We could not provide local at-risk youths with our 24-hour outreach support services if it wasn’t for the compassion of businesses and individuals.


The Woden Valley Gymnastics Club held a ‘Groove and Move (over 50’s class)’ fundraiser, where they dressed in pyjamas and donated the money raised to YouthCARE Canberra. Their National girls also got into their onesies to help show their support. 

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With homelessness rates increasing nationally, there is a clear need that everyone deserves a safe house. To address this concerns local businesses in Canberra gathered together to support of Raw Potential (formerly known as Youth Care Canberra).

This local charity provides non-judgemental, pro-active outreach services to at risk or homeless youth, aged 12 to 25 years. They have been operating continuously in Canberra for 33 years and estimate that they have helped in excess of 10,000 disadvantaged at risk kids overtime.

Over a long lunch hosted with Doma Hotels, at Hotel Realm, guests were entertained by Reigan Derry Australian singer/ song writer and comedian Corey White. As a survivor of domestic abuse, drug addiction and mental health issues, Corey highlighted the importance of charities like Raw Potential to provide safe environments to the youth of Canberra. “Raw Potential is about changing young lives for the better and stopping the cycle from getting worse,” said Chris White.

1/34 The sell out event raised much needed funds for the charity. Thank you to all the local businesses who have generously supported Raw Potential. If you as an individual or business would like to support this local charity head to their website.

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