Donate to charity for a good cause this winter. If you can.
I was invited to document The Smith Family’s official launch of its Winter Appeal a couple of days ago.The entire staff from The smith Family’s national office along with celevrity ambassadors, revealed its giant “opportunity Key” at the Harbour foreshore. The key is symobolic of unlocking the futrue of disadvantaged children and restoring their self-belief. It was indeed a glorious morning for this event.
It’s reported that right now, one in ten Australian children is living in financial disadvantage and does not have access to the same opportunities as other children. The Smith Family’s general manager in NSW, Teresa Collignon said that supporting the education of Australian children in need was a powerful way to end disadvantage.
“Australia is known as the lucky country but unfortunately there are huge inequalities that exit for children and young people from from disadvantaged homes and communities,” Ms Collignon said.
“Without support, the disadvantage these children are experiencing today -though no fault of their own – could lead to a life time of lost potential.”
“the opportunity key represents how donations from the public will unlock the future for disadvantaged Aussie kids,” she said. “We’re asking the community to get behind the Smith Family’s Winter Appeal so we can continue our work in 97 communities across Australia and help children in need hold on to their self-belief.”
The Winter Appeal aims to raise $3.43 million by 31 July to provide educational support and mentoring programs including after-school learning clubs, reading support programs for 10,000 disadvantaged children who are up to two years’ behind in their reading levels, mentoring and tutoring programs.
The smith Family’s national office along with celebrity ambassadors, former Olympic swimmer Elka Whalan, Host of channel 9/GO’s kitchen Whiz Alice Zaslavsky and Network Ten’s The loop Presenters Scott Tweedie and Ash London and Then’s late News Presenter Hemione Kitson were present to raise the awareness for public donate to charity.
Donate To Charity:
Donate to The Smith Family’s Winter Appeal by phoning 1800 024 069 or visit www.thesmithfamily.com.au/winter.