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
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)
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, Maryann was hit with the dream that is now Project KIN. She promptly gathered women around her who have continued to carry the vision along with her, propelling the dream forward.
Her heart is to see women and children create unique and beautifully handmade dolls with a purpose- to help Kids In Need. She has seen firsthand how our dolls and books have impact children living in poverty and distress. Since Project KIN began disributing Play and Learn packs in June 2017, the team have seen phenomenla impact for the children and families reached. ‘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‘.