Too Peas In A Podcast Mandy Hose and Kate Mulholland


Keeley's Cause make a difference with iPads

Season 8, Ep. 8

Mandy and Kate chat to Sharon and Keeley from Keeley’s Cause, an Australian charity that provides iPads for children diagnosed with autism and intellectual disabilities. Keeley founded the charity following her own experiences of school bullying and exclusion and her strong belief that everyone deserves the right to an education. Sharon, Keeley’s mum, is the CEO. 

After struggling to get the funds to purchase an iPad following her own diagnoses of autism and intellectual disability, a tool that would help her learn, Keeley decided she would change things for other kids so that no one would have to go through the experiences she went through. She’s now raised a huge $250,000 and provided over 300 iPads to kids all around Australia. 

Thanks for sharing your amazing story with us Keeley and Sharon! 

Find out more about Keeley’s Cause via their website, Facebook Instagram and TikTok   


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