Jeans for Genes Day has people pulling on their denims to support families with kids who just want to be kids.
One in 20 kids face a birth defect or genetic disease and it is hoped this national fundraiser can provide vital funding towards life changing and lifesaving research.
Today, August 4, the Goodstart Early Learning Calala team have thrown their support behind the charity, donning jeans, and doing it for the kids.
“We are very big on inclusive practices, and we like to give back to our community and this is a great way we can do that and include learning for children as well.” said Casey Rutherford, Early Childhood Teacher at Goodstart Calala.
“Not only are we wearing blue jeans, but we are also having a bake it blue stall, where all of our educators have baked the goods and our children in the preschool room will run the stall and collect the money so they can learn about community practices and numeracy.”
Bake it Blue, an initiative with Jeans for Genes, is trending across New England with The Pie Mechanic in Inverell, and soon to be Tamworth in October, jumping on board.
From August 18 to 20, Adam and the team will be selling a range of blue creations with 100 per cent of the sales of these products going to the Jeans for Genes charity.
“We will be creating blue sour cream lamingtons, blue Portuguese tarts, and a blue castello and chicken pie with spiced fig jam.” said Adam Hayes, The Pie Mechanic Owner.
“We have not tried this before, but the bakers and chefs are in the kitchen this week testing and sampling.”
“They will be quite out there.”
The day might be dwindling but it isn’t too late to donate, and every dollar makes a difference.
And if you donate today, each donation will be doubled, so dig deep for the kids.
Donate here: www.fundraise.jeansforgenes.org.au/double