Expertise Events, organisers of Australia’s leading craft events,introduced a new initiative in 2016 – the Craft for Kids Foundation. The Foundation is for the collection and distribution of craft supplies, to give to charities for children in their care to use in craft activities.

Craft allows children to explore their creativity and is pure expression through their eyes with no rules or boundaries. The materials they work with are tactile, colourful and varied and provide children of all capacities to explore and have the satisfaction of making something as a gift or to keep.

Craft for Kids Foundation will donate craft supplies from Expertise Events exhibitors and our event visitors to charities that care for Australian children who are physically, emotionally, financially or geographically disadvantaged.

And to really develop kids’ creativity, Expertise Events is also committing their craft experts to design and produce projects that they will teach the children to make at special events.

You are invited to bring in your unwanted craft supplies and place them in the special Craft for Kids Foundation area at any one of our craft events. Your donation will be stored in Expertise Events’ warehouse then delivered to charities once or twice yearly, as agreed.CFKF_PINK BUTTON

Charities supported by Craft for Kids Foundation include Variety Club NSW, The Smith Family, Royal Far West Children’s Home, BoysTown and Stewart House.


Craft items you can donate include yarn, fabric, paper, lace, glue, braid, craft tools and embellishments.

Items that won’t be accepted include: money, unfinished projects, knitting needles, crochet hooks or pattern books.


Anyone can bring along their unwanted craft supplies to the next Expertise Events craft event and place it in the special Craft for Kids Foundation box. For a full list of events visit

Donations can also be posted to Craft for Kids Foundation, Expertise Events, PO Box 6053 Frenchs Forest NSW 2086. Please send with a completed Donation Form – download the form below.