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CARS updated vision and mission: looking to the future with intention

Our annual planning day on Saturday 20th May was such an enjoyable and productive day. I was incredibly inspired by the commitment of everyone who came along and shared their experiences and ideas. This was a critical exercise for CARS. It’s so easy for us to get bogged down in the day-today ‘doing’ activities – the real and important work …

CARS’ 2017 Annual Planning Day Information

Mark down Saturday 20th May, 2017 for CARS 2017 Annual Planning Day. START: 9am FINISH: 3pm WHERE: CARS Office – 1/20 Valente Close Close, Chermside RSVP: Friday 12th May – admin@carsinc.org.au A vital part of our planning day is reconnecting with CARS mission, vision and values and an overview of the strategic plan. If you have not attended a previous …

Juggling at the CARS Hub Passion for Life Open Day

The CARS Hub Passion for Life Program Open Day – fun and learning for everyone!

Back in February 2017, we re-launched the CARS Hub with a fresh new focus on learning, experimenting, socialising, growing and passion. We called it the Passion for Life program, because it’s all about the participants: helping them follow their passions and develop new ones and – most importantly – be part of a program where they belong, can be independent …

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Fun for kids and teens at the summer holiday program

CARS just held their annual summer holiday program where 36 children and teenagers enjoyed an array of Brisbane’s best activities over 4 weeks. Activities included Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Sea World, Paradise Country, Sandgate Aquatic Centre, Bribie Island, Walk About Creek, not to mention train, ferry and bus trips and so much more. In our “home-base” at Geebung Special School, …

CARS Father’s Day Raffle

Congratulations to all the prize winners of our 2016 Father’s Day Raffle! Brad N. won the major prize, a wheelbarrow full of donated goodies. The second prize – a bottle of aged Chivas Regal scotch – was won by Glenn B. An additional prize – a coffee pack donated by Elixir Coffee – was won by Benson. In true Father’s …

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Donate to help CARS run special programs with Give Now!

CARS are excited to announce that we have set up a Give Now account, making the donation process easier for everyone. Now you can donate any amount at any time! We at CARS are extremely grateful for any support you can offer, and your donations will also go toward:   Social activities for our clients Vacation programs Transport services Staff …

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CARS Father’s Day raffle – Can you help?

CARS provides many additional services to our clients to fill unmet needs in the community, including our transport service, the social Hub, and our kids’ vacation program. All of these cost us money, which we don’t get any government funding for. Our clients rely on us to provide these services, and we’re committed to make sure we can keep providing …

CARS helps Queenslanders plan for NDIS

With the NDIS rolling out in the near future, it has never been more important for CARS to showcase the value of our services. The Futures Expo, held at Hercules State School, was a great opportunity for CARS to connect with young Queenslanders and their families to show the different ways that we are able to assist. Whether still in …