Hope in a suitcase: How KU Milperra marked 125 years of ECEC service

Hope in a suitcase: How KU Milperra marked 125 years of ECEC service

by Freya Lucas

January 07, 2022

The children and families of KU Milperra preschool celebrated the 125th anniversary of KU Children’s Services last year by donating to Hope in a Suitcase, an organisation that provides children in out of home care with a suitcase of belongings to help them feel loved and valued by their community. 


“Here at KU Milperra Preschool, our focus is ‘Building Healthy Minds’, with the aim of supporting children’s developing confidence, agency, resilience, calming and coping skills,” KU Milperra Preschool Director Stacey Gabrych told local news source Local News Plus


“Our team decided to support ‘Hope in a Suitcase’ to highlight the importance of providing children in out-of-home care with belongings of their own, helping to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.”


The gesture was in line with KU’s 125 year celebration theme of “making a difference through 125 years of social impact and early education.”


“At KU Milperra, we encourage children to be kind and to think of others,” Ms Gabrych said.


“We are all very proud of the fact that we are part of KU Children’s Services. Being part of an organisation that has so much history and an exciting future, inspires us all to work together to uphold KU’s values and vision and continue to provide a high quality service to our local community.”


To learn more about KU Milperra Preschool please see here, or phone Ms Gabrych on 02 9772 2827.