Project KIN is a community centred charity, empowering women and children to educate and equip communities facing disadvantage.
To see a world where every child feels loved and is given the chance to play and learn and where every woman is living a life, not determined by her past or limited by her surroundings, but a life which is purpose filled; unlocked by love, released in hope and inspired by change.
- Project KIN is inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. He demonstrated unconditional love for all
- which is why Project KIN are committed to serve people of all cultures, religions, locations, genders and social status.
- “I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.
- As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love”. 2 John 5-6
dream with us…
As parents, we were shocked by the statistics of how many disadvantaged children live across Australia.
We saw how much our own children had and wanted to make a difference in the lives of children who have very little. The more we learnt the more we were inspired to do something.
To know there are 730,000 children living in poverty in Australia in 2018 blows our minds and stirs our hearts!
What if every child had a doll to love and high-quality learning resources which provide powerful opportunities to play and learn?
What if these opportunities promoted healthy bonds in the home and ultimately unlocked a brighter future for a child? We want to see the cycle of disadvantage a child faces NOW not determining their future TOMORROW.
We know our Play and Learn packs won’t solve the problem, but we believe it’s a powerful and tangible piece of the ‘change’ puzzle.
We can do little on our own, but together we can do great! – Maryann Webb (founder)
future world changers, today
In 2016, Project KIN became a registered charity with ACNC and operates as a Company Limited by Guarantee.
Project KIN is 100% run by volunteers and in 2018, we celebrate the fact we now have over 250 registered volunteers covering every state of Australia.
Our vision is to see women helping where they are at, with the time they have and using the skills and passions they carry inside of them.
The other part of the Project KIN vision is to see children helping other children.
‘There is a beautiful seed planted in both the giver and receiver when the young help the young. To teach children that not all children have what they have unlocks compassion and generosity that impacts future world changers, today.
Maryann Webb is the founder of Project KIN.
After the birth of her first daughter, Maryann taught herself to sew. For the next three years that followed she ran Little Cotton, an online handmade store which saw her make children’s clothing, kids décor as well as dolls. Maryann became quite passionate about doll making, however at the same time she was less passionate about making dolls for sales.
In 2016, during a life-changing season in prayer and in seeking direction and teaching from the bible, Maryann was hit with the dream that is now Project KIN.
Her heart is to see women and children right across the globe create unique and beautifully handmade dolls with a purpose- to help Kids In Need. She has seen firsthand how dolls impact children living in poverty and distress and knows the hope and love sewn into each doll impacts a child far greater than any standard toy would. ‘Handmade gifts carry an incredible power of friendship which can be universally understood. It has been very encouraging to see the handmade creation story woven into our Project KIN dolls, carrying a profound message of hope and love‘.
Maryann is proud to see many hearts, both women and children already changed through the work of Project KIN here in Australia and around the world. ‘We can’t forget how men are also helping us pave the way forward with wise guidance and support’.