Kidzflip Bags the Cash – Bags of support for youth in the Macedon Ranges
Local community has voted and chosen Kidzflip as the winner of the inaugural Bags of Ideas fund. KidzFlip empowers young people to become global citizens by building skills through community engagement.
“This is such great news for the youth of the Macedon Ranges. This money will go directly towards our mentoring program,” commented Kidzflip founder and local Police Officer Jason Azzopardi
The Woodend Community Bag team launched the Bags of Ideas$500 fund after their Farmers’ Market sales of Community Bags exceeded all expectations and they found themselves in the enviable position of having more funds than they needed to run their weekly sewing bees.
Woodend local Jenny Adams nominated Kidzflip to receive the money having read about the work they do to support youth through mentoring.
“Kidzflip does such great work with the young people of the Macedon Ranges – I thought they deserved a boost” said Ms Adams.
Over 1,200 people from across the Macedon Ranges voted online and in person at Woodend Neighbourhood House and Woodend Library to choose the winner.
“We are very grateful to Jenny from Woodend for taking the time to put us forward for this fund, and to all the young people who got behind us and shared like crazy to help us get over the line with the votes What a great show of community support” added Officer Azzopardi.
If you would like to get involved with Woodend Community Bags they meet every Thursday from 9am to 2pm at Woodend Neighbourhood House.