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A Little Ray of Giving – Christmas 2019

By Darren Suhle

Everybody deserves to smile this Christmas, which is why Ray White North Lakes are proudly supporting the Kids in Care donation drive this Christmas.

Christmas can be a difficult time of year for children and young people in care who can’t live with their own families.

We encourage all Queenslanders to donate a Christmas gift so that every child in care receives an extra present under the tree this Christmas. Gifts and gift cards can be brought into our office and placed under our tree until 5:00pm, Thursday 5th December. The target for 2019 is 9500 gifts across the state.

When choosing a gift for a child or young person, think about what you might buy if it was for your own child, niece, nephew or grandchild. What sort of gifts would they like?

Children and young people in care are given gifts to the value of approximately $20. Some may be given one item, while others may be given an assortment of donated items up to this value.

To help you decide, here are some tips:

  • Gifts need to be age and gender appropriate. Toys and games often have an age rating on their packaging to help guide you.
  • While gifts for younger children are needed, we also need gifts for teenagers.
  • Safety is always a consideration in choosing gifts and toys for children of all ages.
  • Used or second hand items cannot be accepted.
  • Food cannot be accepted.
  • Select gifts that are easy to transport.
  • Please don’t wrap the gifts. Leaving the gift unwrapped makes it easier for us to match donations to suitable ages and genders.
  • Gifts cards are very welcome, as we can either give them directly to young people or use them to purchase gifts.

For gift ideas and for more information, click here.

We look forward to sharing with you the gift of giving this Christmas and helping those who are struggling in our local community to have a brighter festive season.

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