Kids Hope Australia

A Gift from Tim Costello AO

The world is facing tough times, and no one is immune from the impact.  We at Kids Hope are incredibly thankful that, with your support, we have been able to respond quickly with an interim measure and keep hope alive in the hearts of children.  We realise that it takes effort to keep supporting, especially […]

Important CEO Update

Dear Kids Hope team, Despite the challenges during this unprecedented season, Kids Hope has been able to provide support to children in vulnerable circumstances with the successful launch of our National Pen Pal program. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Schools and parents turned to Kids Hope looking for support and they found it.  Most states are progressively […]

Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours for Kids Hope Mentor

Congratulations to Kids Hope mentor Ian Orchard OAM for his recent Medal of the Order of Australia, which was awarded for service to the community in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List. Ian has a long list of community service, including with Kids Hope and has provided the following reflections. “It was quite a shock when […]

Resuming face-to-face mentoring

Kids Hope is pleased to announce that face-to-face mentoring can resume in Term 3. Schools are currently returning to classes across the country, in a staggered approach, with all classes resuming by the end of next week. The reasons we have delayed resumption of face-to-face mentoring to Term 3 are as follows: It’s been a […]

Rotary Recognition

The Coordinator of a KIDS HOPE AUS program in NSW has received a PRIDE of WORKMANSHIP award from the local Rotary Club. Brian Lammas from Concord Baptist Church, was nominated by the assistant principal of their partner school at Strathfield North PS, and was honoured to receive the recognition. Brian wrote to us saying, “This was a great […]

A.C.T. Department of Education Partnership Award

The KIDS HOPE AUS program run by C3 Church in Monash ACT in the Isabella Plains Early Childhood School has received great recognition by being voted the Outstanding Partnership of the Year Award by the ACT Education Department at an awards ceremony last week. The photo captures the KHA Coordinator Andrew Kingston after receiving the award standing […]


We are excited to announce the appointment of two additional team members to assist with the development and expansion of Kids Hope across Australia. LUCY FISHER – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER (QLD) Lucy has been a KHAUS Coordinator for Citipointe Church in Brisbane for over 8 years and is excited to use her knowledge, experience and passion […]

New CEO Appointment

Three months ago, we wrote to you reflecting on the last three years of growth and change at KHA. We expressed our gratitude to God for his leading of KHA, for the value of the program to disadvantaged children, and for the stories of transformation from children, mentors, coordinators, schools and churches. We are writing […]

Growth and Change at KIDS HOPE AUS

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INTERIM CEO ANNOUNCEMENT The KIDS HOPE AUS board are very glad to announce the appointment of Paul Cameron as the interim KHA CEO. We are very fortunate that Paul has agreed to take on the role during the search for our new KHA CEO. Paul has recently retired from the position of EO for Churches of […]

KHA Program Receives Civic Award

I was privileged to attend the Manningham Civic Awards presentation on Wednesday evening to support and cheer on one of our Coordinators Helen Bottomley, and her wonderful team of mentors from Doncaster Church of Christ. Helen and their Kids Hope program were nominated in three categories, (much to Helen’s surprise and delight) Volunteer of the Year, […]