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United Way South Australia

United Way SA's Children's Zoo Day Appeal

Kids need positive times in their lives

The impact on children of daily life challenges can serverly affect their mental health and educational development. A simple day out can act as a pressure valve from daily worries and can provide a bonding opportunity for children and their families.

We are excited to be working towards the 12th Annual Children's Zoo Day, at the Adelaide Zoo in April 2018. Every year this event puts smiles on the faces of over 1,000 children and their families.

As one mum said "There was no way I could have afforded to bring all my children to the Zoo today. Thanks to these wonderful people, my kids have had a wonderful time and for us it's the first time we have been able to go to the Zoo as a family together! Thank you!"

Children who are dealing with significant life challenges including illness, family breakdown, foster situations, homelessness and income uncertainty are invited through over 20 community service partners who work with United Way SA to support these children and their families.

We hope that you will support this worthwhile day.  It is only with the support of generous donors, who invest in their community, that enables us to continue to provide this free annual family fun day every year, bringing much joy to children and their families.

Your donations do make a difference!

Please donate to the United Way SA's Children's Zoo Day. Every dollar donated goes directly to providing tickets and activities at the Zoo. 

A $100.00 tax deductible donation will allow a family of four to attend the United Way SA Children's Zoo Day with a take home bag and book.

In 2018 we will again be promoting reading activities as part of our Read Aloud - Every Child - Every Day campaign. Our Read Aloud Ambassador Mem Fox will be joined by other celebraties in reading aloud some of their favourite stories.

Feedback from previous years…

"I have heard from my two families and they have told me that it was the best day ever! Both families had never been to the Zoo before because of the cost involved, so were delighted with the free admission. Thanks to your team and the sponsors who provided this opportunity."

"On behalf of all the families that went to the Zoo Day yesterday, I just wanted to thank you and the team at United Way so much for the fantastic day our families had at the Zoo yesterday."

"For all of our families that attended, they all said they had a wonderful time and really appreciated your kindness and support on the day!"


Contact Details

829 Main North Road Pooraka

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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