2014 marked the 9th year Aware Health and our amazing clients and friends have participated in our Christmas Gift Drive for disadvantaged children in foster care, therapeutic care, adolescent care, home based care and transitional housing for youths.
This year was even bigger than last year, with over 150 names on our list, our friends, clients and residents of the Inner West banded together to donate a stack of gifts to these well deserving children and youths. With a sense of community and the understanding that it takes a village to raise a child, we had members of the NAB, Charter Keck Cramer, Inner West Mums & Bubs and Inner West Buy, Swap & Sell generously contribute presents to our gift drive. It was an outstanding effort and we couldn't have done it without everyone's help.
Here's a picture of some most of the gifts that came in. The pic in the top right hand corner is the gift summary from last years gift drive. Thank you to everyone that contributed this year. It means a lot to know so many people care.
Want to read about why Lahn organises the gift drive each year? Read more about it here.
This year, Aware Health will be one of the sponsors of the upcoming 24th Annual Australia Day Swim competition, held by Williamstown Swimming & Life Saving Club at the picturesque Williamstown Beach.
The Stonehenge Team Swim - 4km Team Event as part of the Williamstown SLSC Club's 24th Annual Australia Day Swim on Sunday 26th January 2014, in historic and picturesque Williamstown. The day attracts many swimmers from all age groups and past winners include some of the greats of Australian swimming. Proceeds raised from the swim go to the Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club for training, rescue equipment and education resources for the Nippers, Cadets and Lifeguards to keep our beaches safe.
Check out their website for details on how you can enter at http://www.stonehengeteamswim.com.au/ or like their facebook page WSLSC Australia Day Swim .
Keep an eye out on the day for major discount vouchers for Massage/Myotherapy and Pilates services, included in participant packs.
These are just some of the presents our amazing staff, clients and friends donated this year to children and youths in Foster Care, Specialised Care, Adolescent Care, Home Based Care and Transitional Care.
A special mention goes to the following people and their colleagues:
- Marrianne Beaty and colleagues from Victorian Dental Health Services
- Huong U and colleagues from NAB
- Chris Holroyd and colleagues from Charter Keck Cramer
Thanks to the Salvation Army Westcare in Sunshine for allowing us to get involved again. Let's see if 2014 is even better!
Interested in fostering a child in need? Visit the Salvation Army Westcare website or call (03) 9312 3544 to see how you can get involved.
THE CHRISTMAS WALL TREE IS UP!
We've started celebrating early this year and have already put up our Christmas wall tree, but it's not just any tree. This year, we present our valued clients and friends with our 8th Annual Christmas Gift Drive. Working in conjunction with Salvation Army Westcare, Melton Foster Care, Adolescent Home Based Care, Therapeutic Foster Care Programs & Transitional Supported Accommodation for Youth.
All you have to do is visit our clinic in Newport over the next couple of months, select a gift tag from our wall tree and donate a gift to a well deserving child. Don't worry, there are gift suggestions on the tag to make the process of choosing a gift easier. Choose as many tags as you like. Share it with your friends, family and co-workers. The more people who get involved, the bigger Christmas of giving we can have!
Gifts must be returned to reception, wrapped and tagged no later than 5pm, Thursday 19th December to ensure we get the gifts to the kids and youths in time to be opened on Christmas Day.
We thank you in advance for all your generosity. This is what Christmas is all about. And food! Must not forget about all that food!
2013 Christmas Gift Drive
Supporting children in foster care
Really, where does the time go? This year, we present our 8th Annual Christmas Gift Drive to support children and adolescents in foster and specialised care. Last year was such a success, we couldn't resist the temptation to do it all again.
You will soon see a Xmas tree displayed at reception with special tags each representing a child in need. Show how much you care by picking a tag and donating a special gift. It can be anonymous or you can leave your name on the tag.
So keep an eye out and let's see if we can beat last years success. Christmas is coming soon ya'll!
Working in conjunction with Salvation Army Westcare, Melton Foster Care, Spacialised & Adolescent Care.