Our Story


What is Kourage ?

Courage is an ounce of that something you need, to be brave. It's not his or hers, it's everyone’s, in the moment they need it. It's for the moment you need nothing more but to grab your inner strength, and just get through the obstacle you face...

 

About Kourage&co

Kourage & co is a family business founded in Melbourne in 2021. Kourage & co was started after our son was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Seeking a way to give back to those who supported us, we created a business with a real purpose at its heart.

We learnt the true meaning of Kourage from our son, who showed us how to be brave and what it takes to have Kourage. We have been fortunate to have been touched by so many kind and beautiful people along the way.

The aim for Kourage is to have a product offering that enables us to give back part of our profits to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research and charities.

Thank you for supporting our business...
Lots of love,    
Neha & Mohit

 

Types of Initiatives we want to be part of as we grow

  • Raise funds and awareness to cancer research foundations. 
  • Raise funds, awareness and items of need to the cancer wards in children’s hospitals as well as the charities working with children's going through children's cancer. 
  • Creating and donating care packaged for families of children that have been diagnosed.
  • Creating a cancer journey journal for parents and care givers. 

Our giving Initiatives 

2021

  • Leukemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave – Mohit raised $2650 in July 2020
  • Care packages sent out to diagnosed families to date – 2 & counting.
  • 100 battery-operated tooth brushes donated for distribution to the children’s cancer centre at the Monash children’s hospital.
  • 330 battery-operated tooth brushes donated for distribution to the Koala Kids Foundation. 
  • Donation of 400 hand sanitisers bottles to the children’s cancer centre at the Monash children’s hospital
  • Raised $1,747.08 as part of “light the night” for the Leukaemia Foundation. 
  • Ran an Ice Scream for cancer fundraiser via an Ice cream making class and donated all the proceeds to run a similar class for kids affected with cancer via the Koala Kids Happy base. 
  • Donated 15 Christmas gift hampers for the families affected by cancer at the Reef ward (childhood cancer unit) at the Monash Children's hospital. 

2022

  • 2190 battery-operated tooth brushes donated for distribution to the Koala Kids Foundation.
  • $10,000 worth of kids and baby products such as breast pumps, bottle sterilisers, bottles, children's' plates, bowls & cutlery set as well as other feeding items donated for distribution to the Ronald McDonald house charities. 
  • 100 electric tooth brushes donated for distribution to the Ronald McDonald house charities. 
  • 35 care packs of children's feeding items gift packs donated for distribution to the children’s cancer centre at the Monash children’s hospital.
  • $1,200 worth of children's products including electronic toothbrushes, plates, bowls & cutlery donated for distribution to Backpack 4 Vic kids for their Lismore flood appeal.
  • 60 electric tooth donated for distribution to the children’s cancer centre at the Monash children’s hospital.
  • $1,600 worth of children's products including plates, bowls & cutlery donated for distribution to the Koala Kids Foundation.
  • $650 worth of children's products including plates, bowls & cutlery donated for distribution to Gayle's Share space in Rowville 3178.
  • $350 worth of children's products including plates, bowls & cutlery donated for distribution to St Kilda Mum's.
  • $350 worth of kourage & co products donated to Challenge - supporting kids with cancer for their mothers day gift bags. 
  • $266 of funds raised with Heany Park Primary School via a mother's day fundraiser and donated to My Room Children's Cancer Charity
  • $750 donated to My Room Children's Cancer Charity
  • 50 Crochet worry worms donated to children’s cancer centre at the Monash children’s hospital.

        May be an image of text that says "Ronald McDonald House Charities® VIC TAS Gift In Kind Receipt Kourage and Co Date: 28-02-2022 Received From: Kourage and Co For: Gift in Kind to Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria Description: Receipt No: RMHC 508043 Value: $10000 Tasmania Thankyou for the generous donation to RMHC Monash House from Kourage and Co. Items included Breast Pumps, Sterilizers, Children's plate and cutlery sets, Electric toothbrushes and other feeding items. Thank you for your support!"

    Some Facts on Childhood Cancer

    • Worldwide, about 300,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year in children and adolescents.
    • Cancer kills three children every week in Australia – more than any other disease.
    • 70% of children who survive cancer suffer long-term side effects from their treatment.
    • It is estimated that, on average, about 750 children aged 0-14 are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia.