Kinship care program benefits from corporate support - OzChild

Kinship care program benefits from corporate support


Thanks to the generosity of three donations from the automotive industry, children and young people in OzChild’s kinship care program will have the opportunity to participate in their favourite activities.

Axalta Coating Systems along with business partners Smashcare Group and Western General Bodyworks Group presented three sizeable cheques to representatives of OzChild at a corporate event during the recent Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo in Melbourne.


Axalta’s Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand Paul Wake said the company was pleased to support OzChild and the children in kinship care.




“Axalta has strong internal company core values and we like to see these values used to help the communities we work in, especially to help children and young people prosper in life,” Paul said.

“I have known of the wonderful work OzChild does through a friendship with Lynne McCrae, a senior manager in the organisation’s kinship care team. I am very pleased that we have been able to make this donation to help the children in kindship care enjoy activities that the rest of us take for granted.

“I am proud to be part of trying to change someone’s outlook on life and know people that dedicate their lives to help others like the staff at OzChild.”

CEO of OzChild Lisa Griffiths said she was delighted by the generous support of Axalta Coating Systems and its partners Smashcare Group and Western General Bodyworks Group.

“Corporate support is important to organisations like OzChild as it enables us to assist the vulnerable children, young people and families we work with,” Lisa said.

“It can be tough for children in kinship care. They are not living with their parents and are being cared for by relatives or those known to the family who often don’t have the resources to provide things other families can take for granted.

OzChild’s kinship care team

“These donation will go directly to help those children in kinship care so they can pursue normal activities things like jazz dance classes, basketball team registration, music tuition, swimming lessons, and school camp fees.”

Axalta donated $10,000 which was raised through a promotion for its customers while Smashcare Group and Western General Bodyworks Group both contributed $5,000 each.

If your company is interested in supporting OzChild contact Glynis Smalley on 0409 941 784 or

OzChild finance director Mark Powell poses with Axalta’s motorbike featuring the OzChild logo


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