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THE REAL TOY STORY - CaringKids Charity

We are thrilled to announce that MKM will be continuing our wonderful partnership with CaringKids in 2022!

All sales from the CaringKids Toy Box Stall at MKM over the past three years has helped deliver unique handpicked Joy Boxes to children who care for disabled or chronically ill family members to provide them the tools they need to learn, play and read.

With help from our MKM Community we are delighted to be able to continue to support these special children and their families again this year!

You can support this wonderful charity by shopping at their stall at the following Markets:

  • Sutherland - Sunday 6 March
  • Five Dock - Sunday 13 March
  • Stanhope - Sunday 27 March
  • Liverpool - Sunday 29 May
  • Northern Beaches - Sunday 5 June

Margaret Skagias, Founder and CEO of registered charity CaringKids shares her experience working together with My Kids Markets NSW to provide Toy Boxes to children caring for a disabled or ill family member.

"Working with MKM Event Organiser. Jennifer and connecting with the MKM customers and business stall holders has been such a unique and uplifting opportunity for us as a small charity.  The support and encouragement we have received has allowed us to not only sell our recycled toys to raise funds for Toy Box courier costs, but to save countless pre-loved toys, puzzles and games we recycle from finding their way into landfill.  We are the real toy story, sharing unwanted toys at bargain prices and re-homing them as a team with MKM”.

CaringKids creates age-appropriate Joy Boxes for special needs siblings and young carers. Joy Boxes are filled with community and business donations and shipped to children in need as well as conduct regular toy drives to rescue and re-home pre loved toys, with sale proceeds funding courier costs. The partnership with MKM has enabled CaringKids to ship Joy Boxes to children across Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

“We honour the unique contribution of each special needs sibling and young carer with the creation and delivery of each Joy Box.  Aside from giving these incredible children the tools of childhood that they often miss out on, we also raise awareness of the youngest of carers in our community at all MKM markets”.

Asked what is the best part of being part of the MKM community Margaret commented, “So many things! The markets bring the local community together for a common purpose. I personally enjoy meeting all the shoppers and stall holders. You also get the chance to connect with local businesses. The atmosphere is always lively and fun.  We are so grateful for the support we have had from both the customers and MKM team and we are ready to open up our Toy Market stall again for 2022.”

For more information about CaringKids visit  Instagram caring kids or facebook/caringkidscharity . Volunteering opportunities at CaringKids events markets and toy workshop are available. Email for more details


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