Freemasons reach out to youth by sponsoring Interchange's Sibling Support Program
26 August 2010
|Siblings of children with disabilities helped by Freemasons Victoria|
Freemasons Victoria representatives recently visited Interchange Outer East to mark the first anniversary of a three year commitment to fund Interchange's Sibling Support Program. The program is dedicated to providing peer support to children aged 5-18 years who have a sibling with a disability.
Sibling Support Coordinator Jess Van Arendonk said, “It is important to nurture the sibling relationship as this is often the longest lasting relationship a person with a disability will experience”.
The funding provided by Freemasons Victoria will be used to provide camps and afterschool programs that encourage siblings to share their thoughts, meet others in a similar situation and have fun.
Freemasons Victoria has a long and proud history of supporting youth in the community. If you would like more information about how you can become involved in Freemasonry, please email email@example.com