May’s Neptune Project was all about the kids, as we happily lent our support to CHIPS. A non-profit, volunteer organisation based in south-eastern Melbourne, CHIPS (Christians Helping in Primary Schools) has received a number of awards for its valuable work with primary aged children in crisis.
Running various in-school and out-of-school programs, CHIPS is perhaps best known for its Life Gets Better Camps initiative. Bringing together children ages 6 to 12 connected through a shared experience of trauma, grief or loss, Life Gets Better Camps help troubled children understand they’re not alone, while providing them with useful strategies to manage their emotions. 2019 marks 20 years of successful camps, and this May Neptune was in attendance (but more on that later).
Each Life Gets Better Camp sees kids—accompanied by their parents or carers—being supported in a caring, Christian environment and given the opportunity to have some fun. This means crafts, games and plenty of outdoor activity—from canoeing to archery and zipping along on the giant flying fox!
Held twice yearly on Phillip Island, Life Gets Better Camps provide our young people with an invaluable opportunity to forget their worries and just be kids. Led by amazing volunteers, the camps are a safe, joyful and encouraging space where children in crisis can begin to trust that life can get better.
On May 17 to 19, 52 children and 100+ adult volunteers headed to the Phillip Island Adventure Resort for the latest Life Gets Better Camp. We were thrilled to be able to support CHIPS by donating two Neptune Blankets to help camp children troubled by stress and anxiety feel safe, supported and ‘hugged’ by our weighted blankets.
For more information on the wonderful work of CHIPS, as well as volunteering information, visit the website.
Neptune Blanket Supports CHIPS
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