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Rise & Shine aims to raise $20k for Australia’s sickest kids

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Rise & Shine Kindergarten in Maroochy River is working towards a substantial $20,000 donation to help some of Australia’s sickest kids.

Since striking a partnership with charity Supertee in late-2021, the family owned and operated childcare provider has donated 300 Supertees — a superhero-themed medical garment that replaces traditional hospital gowns — valued at $45 each to the charity.

What are Supertees?

Supertees inspire imagination. It also provides parents and hospital staff with an easier way to change garments while accessing and bypassing medical lines.

Gifted to children in hospital as part of a pack that comprises a comic, bookmark, sticker and handwritten message, Supertees have been designed to allow for easy medical treatment while preparing little heroes to fight their battle against critical illness.

Made with hypoallergenic cotton and a non-toxic print, they feature underarm and side openings for temperature and tube access. They also feature press studs on shoulders to allow for changes.

The Rise & Shine partnership

Rise & Shine Kindergarten initially donated 300 Supertees to launch its partnership with Supertee. Moving forward the childcare provider now donates a Supertee on behalf of each new enrolment at any of its new Maroochy River centres.

Rise & Shine Kindergarten Business Director and Founder, Marianne Zaki, is immensely proud of the partnership with Supertee.

“It’s a charity that is very close to our hearts. Some of the children in our Rise & Shine community have been in the shoes of those we are striving to help,” she says.

“The spark in our community is shining bright, with everyone — including our children and their families — enthusiastic about improving the livelihoods of those contending with critical illness.”


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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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