Ms Tan is the treasurer of Operation Sunshine, which recently made its first delivery of 30 �sunshine packs� to the South Perth office of Foundations Care, a national fostering services agency.
Each pack contains essentials like pyjamas, socks and a toothbrush, plus a soft toy, to help children through the first 24 to 48 hours of a placement.
�Foundations Care is the first organisation we�ve provided them to, which is exciting for us,� Operation Sunshine president Leah Atkinson said.
�And the packs themselves are full of new things, they�re not pulled out of a box of second-hand stuff.
�Everyone loves getting new stuff. It�s so exciting and fresh and new.�
Operation Sunshine began when Ms Atkinson invited her friends on social media to contribute to a Christmas present drive for children in out-of-home care.
She described the response as �quite overwhelming�.
�I ended up having to set up a Facebook page, separate from mine, just to organise all the Christmas presents.�
Ms Atkinson realised the potential of her idea and established Operation Sunshine, helped by six of her friends who form the committee.
The first �sunshine packs� were assembled with funds raised from a sausage sizzle.
Now the organisation is able to fundraise and accept charitable donations, it has plans for many more.