The diners at Grill’d in Belconnen (Canberra) have voted with their burgers. In the restaurant’s January Local Matters donation campaign, MissingSchool was voted number one – of three charitable causes — for our work with Monkey in My Chair. We are delighted to accept the $300 donation.
Our thanks go to Grill’d, and our heartfelt appreciation to local diners for their vote of support. MissingSchool is working with The Cure Starts Now, which provides the Monkeys to remind teachers and classmates of their absent student and friend. We are evaluating what sort of difference the Monkeys make in keeping seriously sick kids connected and, in that way, giving kids and families a voice in what they need. Joining MissingSchool in the celebrations is Jo Daly from the ACT Department of Education and Training. ACT Education has adopted the Monkeys on a trial for kids in ACT schools, and is sharing evaluation results with MissingSchool.