Autumn 2024 Restoring Newsletter, Click to download PDF.

Autumn Restoring News: Thank you for becoming an Angel

In this Autumn edition of Second Chances SA Restoring, we see the joy Christmas Angels brings. With your generosity, families shared the joy of Christmas. We see our Summer GoActive Mentoring Camps creating opportunities for character development, family bonding and much more.

To read more click Download Autumn Restoring Newsletter PDF or to see previous editions go to Restoring Newsletters.

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Your support empowers us to continue visiting prisoners, mentoring children of prisoners  and supporting some of our society’s most vulnerable people.

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Second Chances SA is 8 Years Young.

8 Years of Restoring Hope

Thank you to all our generous donors, volunteers and partners for helping us to make an impact over the past eight years.

Since launching Second Chances SA in 2015 as an exclusively South Australian charity, we have made a difference in the lives of prisoners, their children, and families across South Australia. Through our custom-designed programs and with the help of our volunteers and staff, we have created brighter better futures by giving them a ‘Second Chance’.

Each year our GoActive Mentoring Camps for primary and high school aged young people, have enabled opportunities for mentoring, character development and building community with peers facing similar life experiences. There have been over 382 Mentoring Camp opportunities provided across the last eight years. This has resulted in several participants becoming junior Mentoring Camp leaders and volunteering to sew into the lives of their peers.

Our Birthday Stars program has provided presents to children on behalf of their imprisoned parent, reminding them they are valued and loved on their special day. Thanks to your generosity we have provided over 1,728 birthday presents since 2015.

GoActive Family Support has played a critical role for the well-being of families assisting children and families with over 2,258 home visits and over 354 school uniforms and shoe packages. This has empowered the children with confidence to succeed in school.

Our Bringing Hope in-prison volunteers have brought hope and compassion to prisoners believing for change, along with practical assistance such as banking. Over 19,487 hours have been volunteered in prisons across South Australia since 2015.

With the help of generous donors like you at Christmas each year, Christmas Angels has provided over 8,378 Christmas presents across 8 years. This has impacted thousands of families and some of the most vulnerable children across SA.

Thank you! We could not have made such an impact without the generosity of our donors.

Will you help us continue building a better community
by donating to Second Chances SA?

$40 Can provide a birthday gift.

$55 Can provide a school backpack with stationery.

$350 can provide a Mentoring Camp opportunity.

$250 Can provide a school uniform and shoe package.

$45 Can provide two brand new Christmas gifts to make a vulnerable child’s day.

Every dollar donated will stay in South Australia directly helping children and families in SA. To donate, please go to our donate page by clicking the Donate Now button.

Go Active, launch march 13

GoActive is a new community initiative designed to inspire disadvantaged Youth to improve their physical, mental health and well being through sport and recreation. Together we can all contribute a stronger, more vibrant community.

As a part of our initiative we are launching our Sport and Recreation Store providing new and used goods.The Grand Opening of the store is Saturday March 13, 10am until 2pm, located at Unit 7, 230 Main South Road, Morphett Vale SA.

If you have any sport or recreation items that you would like to donate or other inquiries phone the project manager on 0400 302 374 or the community engagement officer on 0490 927 850.