The Mirabel Foundation assists children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction. Mirabel supports children aged 0-17 years and works at restoring a child’s sense of self-worth, belonging and hope for the future in order for them to reach their full potential as young adults. Mirabel believes that investing in children is the most compassionate and economic investment we can make.
Softies for Mirabel
‘Softies for Mirabel’ is an annual handmade toy drive for the Mirabel children. The campaign is the brainchild of Pip Lincolne, Melbourne craft enthusiast and owner of Meet Me At Mike’s store in Fitzroy, Victoria. Every year the toy drive is open to all crafty participants who wish to knit, crochet or sew a Softie or two. Participants are encouraged to be as creative as they like as each Softie will be matched to the age, likes and needs of a Mirabel child. This person to person hand-made appeal keeps getting bigger and better every year as more people contribute Softies to help make a difference to the life of a Mirabel child. To join in next year’s campaign keep a look out for announcements on Mirabel’s Facebook page and the Meet Me At Mike’s blog.