Local Charity Needing Local Help

Connect Kids is a fully registered charity that’s been running a very successful mentoring program for vulnerable Sunshine Coast children since 2018. We’re changing young lives for the better, and we do so without any government financial assistance at all. Demand for our program is now at an all-time high and we’re calling out for help from within our community.

Help us mentor our kids.

Many children never get the chance to experience being in a loving, caring relationship or to partake in activities that other children take for granted. Kids born into disadvantaged circumstances, without intervention, often repeat the cycle and fail to reach their full potential as adults.

As a mentor, you can be their positive role model and guide them on a journey towards a happier, healthier life.

All we ask is that our mentors spend a couple of hours per fortnight with a child from a tough background, at the beach or a park, on an outing, playing sport or going for a walk through nature. Two hours truly does make a difference.

We currently have around 30 kids needing mentors. To become a Connect Kids mentor please give us a call on 0424 670 892 or email trish@connectkids.com.au

Donate and Support Connect Kids

Connect Kids Mentoring Program has been supported by a select few generous local businesses and individuals for the past four years. We don’t pay our mentors, but we do incur admin costs that are involved in inducting mentors, matching mentors with suitable kids etc.  We also incur operational running costs similar to any business as well as employing a social worker to assist with the many regular crisis situations among youth in our community.

Simply put, we need donations to keep doing what we do.  Donations are fully tax deductible and we are calling upon local business to support us as a local charity. We also welcome individual donations or sponsorships. Please click here to make a donation.

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Other ways to help

Many Sunny Coasters are unaware of who Connect Kids are and what we do. You can help us spread the word, by liking and sharing our Facebook page or sharing info about us with someone you may know, that can help us out with our mentoring program or a much-needed donation.



Disadvantage is the single biggest issue confronting Australia as a nation. It is the root cause of many of society’s most serious problems including domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness and under employment. At Connect Kids, our goal is to deliver an accessible, personalised and effective mentoring program that provides life changing results for disadvantaged children and life affirming experience for mentors.

Gordon Barratt, CEO, awarded OAM for services to charity 2021

Connect Community Plus Kids Inc.

0424 670 892

8 Norval Court, Maroochydore, Q 4558