Each day in Australia, there are more than 167 reports of child abuse and neglect and over 730,000 Aussie children living in poverty. And with rates on the rise in recent years - Barnardos, a charitable organisation that works with families and communities affected by violence, mental illness and homelessness - has collaborated with leading label sass & bide to launch a limited edition t-shirt to help keep children safe.
In their 15th year of collaboration, this year's limited-edition tee aims to highlight the heart and compassion of the Barnardos Australia staff who work selflessly to bring safety and protection to those who need it most. The t-shirt has been aptly named the 'Heart of Gold', featuring a beautifully embellished heart for both kids and adults, with 100 percent of proceeds going to help raise vital funds.
"The bond between a child and their Barnardos carer is an incredibly special and unique relationship, something we wanted to capture through the child’s eyes," the brands says. "Looking at the world through their eyes exposes unique perspectives."
They add, "For over 15 years, sass & bide have proudly supported the incredible, life-changing work of Barnardos Australia. Answering the call to vulnerable families and children in crisis, Barnardos provides care, support and essential services to disadvantaged communities deeply affected by violence, poverty, homelessness and mental illness within Australia."
You can support the cause here.