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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