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by Tony Roma
posted 23/12/2018

Gifts for Kids 2018 Thank You!

We’re so proud to be a part of Barnardos Gifts for Kids as part of our Xmas Supporter Drive. And by the sounds of it they’re pretty happy with us too…


Because of YOUR help, your direct involvement with our 2018 Gifts for Kids appeal, we surpassed our goal of reaching over 10,000 gifts for the first time ever!

The number of gifts we estimate that were received either by way of direct donation to us or by purchasing a gift online was more than 11,400!

We also received cash donations over the value of $20,000! Part of this money went to the specific purpose to purchase movie vouchers which was our biggest ‘ask’ from our centres.

To our corporate and small business partners, schools, volunteers, community groups and families who all contributed to the success of this year’s appeal, we thank you from the bottom of my heart! The number of people that volunteered to help in our storeroom, the community spirit to hold gift and toy drives, those that drove to our storeroom at Wentworth Park, Wentworth Park for allowing us use of the space (and Sunny!), the sorting, the packing, eating chocolate and more – the success of this is because of you all!

We feel very humbled and privileged to have been part of this appeal and meeting you all either through your volunteering services, your toy/gift drives, phone calls and email conversations. We would like to say so much more, but those of you that have met me, know how easily we tear up with this appeal and how we know it helps so many in our care.

Below is just a small little ‘thank you’ video our team put together. We hope you enjoy it!

Thank you again from all of us at Barnardos and the Gifts for Kids Team and we hope we can work together once again for the 2019 appeal.’

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