About

We often think that Australia is the lucky country, but that’s not true for all of us.

While around 5% are of young Australians are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, we represent almost 40% of those under juvenile justice supervision.

Toys Change Lives (TCL) is our way to make a positive difference for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in Lismore, Casino and Grafton who have been in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Each TCL toy is hand crafted and carefully painted by our team. We’re proud of our work and hope our toys bring you as much enjoyment as we had making them.

You will be pleased to know that your purchase of a TCL toy will make a difference.

Not only do product sales help keep our workshop open, but they also help us to run new programs which show other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men that they can make a positive change.

 

TCL in the media

17 October 2016 – Insights Magazine: Pathways to success

25 August 2016 – ABC North Coast: Pastor’s garage workshop a ‘lifesaver’ for troubled boys from youth detention

18 August 2016 – Northern Star: BREAKING THE CYCLE: One man’s quest to change young lives