Ana Deleon is one of Courage to Care's survivors that will be featured in our Moree exhibition in Nov. We will be in Moree at the Bank Art Museum Moree - BAMM from 4th -29 Nov. To make a booking please call 02 9321 6303. School, adult or community bookings welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
This is an article about our Queensland team who recently visited Stretton State College. Big thanks to all the Qld volunteers for their commitment and hard work. It is greatly appreciated and acknowledged. ... See MoreSee Less
Letter from a Year 10 student who attended the 2019 Gold Coast Exhibition
Dear Ana, I would personally love to thank you for sharing such an inspiring and heart-warming story. You are such a brave soul and it must have been hard to leave your mother. My mum is the only one I have, I could never imagine leaving her. It was a privilege to hear your life story and all the sacrifices you made to survive. I am truly blessed to have met such a strong and brave woman. I want you to know that you inspired me to speak up and be a leader for future generations. I want to carry out your inspiration and allow your incredible journey to be heard and remembered. Thank you so much again for sharing your life story and engaging me to understand our history. ... See MoreSee Less
Holocaust survivor Tom Fleming is 73 and his days as a six-year-old in a concentration camp are far behind him. But the memories have never really faded. His mind is still full of sharp detail about h...
Gold Coast Local Hero Kaitlin Barwick meets her banner.
At only 16 years old Kaitlin founded Squad Eleven, a group of high school students who carry out selfless acts of kindness around the Gold Coast as a way of encouraging teenagers to be active in the community. The group was founded in 2018 after Kaitlin identified that some teenagers did not have the confidence or means to be proactive in their own community. The group currently has 25 - 30 members ranging from years 7 to year 12.
This year Kaitlin is in her final year of high school at Varsity College, Secondary Campus on the Gold Coast. Her amazing Squad have participated in the cleaning up of Lake Orr, volunteer at a local retirement home and have raised money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the ‘Brissie to the Bay 100km Bike Ride.’ They meet once a month to discuss ideas and network, building the confidence of its members to volunteer effectively. Kaitlin proves that everyone, young and old, can make a difference to their community by taking action. Her message of kindness has spread to others.
Her advice is: “When people pressure you to change who you are, to change your morals and to change your beliefs...stand strong... be courageous... and be YOU! Dream big, create change and throw kindness like its confetti, because you can be somebody else’s inspiration.”
Kaitlin received the 2019 award for Gold Coast Young Citizen of the Year for her work and leadership in the community. She is currently one of four finalists in a leadership category for the Seven News Queensland Young Achievers Award. ... See MoreSee Less
The Courage to Care Gold Coast 2019 Exhibition was officially launched yesterday. The day began with a Welcome to Country performed by a local Yugambeh man Anthony Cora. Guest speakers included Commissioner Scott McDougall of the Anti-Discrimination Commission of Queensland and our Local hero Kaitlin Barwick, 2019 Gold Coast Young Citizen of the Year and founder of Squad Eleven. These speakers inspired the crowd and echoed Courage to Care's message that "Every person can make a difference".
Big thanks to Gold Coast Hebrew Congregation, Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies, the Queensland Community Foundation and all our supporters and donors who helped make this happen.
We still have a few more spots available for schools who want to book in. The exhibition is open to general public Mon-Thursday 2:30-5pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Local Hero for the 2019 Courage to Care Gold Coast exhibition is Kaitlin Barwick. Kaitlin created a group called Squad Eleven, designed to get young people involved with the community. Here she is featured in the Inspire part of the Gold Coast Bulletin. Well done Kaitlin. ... See MoreSee Less
Head of Courage to Care Queensland, Kayla Szumer will be interviewed on J-Air this Wednesday morning the 29/05/2019 at 9:20. She will talk about our upcoming exhibition on the Gold Coast in June and about her own experiences working with Courage to Care. Click the link below to tune in tomorrow: j-air.com.au/... See MoreSee Less
This is an article from last year but worth sharing. Gerda Cohen, one of Courage to Care's survivors, tells the haunting story of the conversation that saved her life. It happened between her frantic mother and an SS officer, during the Nazi roundup of Jews in Poland in 1942. ... See MoreSee Less
Courage to Care would like to express our deepest sympathies on the sad passing of Lena Goldstein OAM. Lena was one of our cherished Holocaust survivors and had turned 100 earlier this year. She attended many of our regional exhibitions and told her story of survival to thousands of school children - all were moved deeply.
This is a picture of Lena at our recent 20 Year Celebration and one of her also at the age of 20.
Lena will be greatly missed. We wish her family a long life. ... See MoreSee Less
Zikaron BaSalon a joint program between Courage to Care and Shalom is happening this wednesday. You can still join one of the events by following linking below and registering. bit.ly/ZikaronBaSalon... See MoreSee Less