GIVIT Christmas Drive: Help Children Feel the Joy of Christmas

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For many children, Christmas is a loving time for family gatherings, new experiences and making memories. However, 9,500 children between the ages of 0 to 17 in Queensland will have a different experience whilst living in foster care. GIVIT is appealing for help so that these children may feel the joy of Christmas.

‘Tis the season for merrymaking but some children will be in despair as they won’t have a home and a family to celebrate the holidays with. In the true spirit of Christmas, you can make a difference in the life of one or more foster kids in the system.

GIVIT, together with the Queensland Government Kids in Care Christmas Appeal, launched a Christmas drive to give Christmas present for children in foster care. You can join this worthy cause in three easy ways:

  1. Donate a $20 gift card online
  2. Donate funds in any amount for GIVIT to purchase the gift at local stores.
  3. Donate your own new and unwrapped gift to the Child Safety Service Centre nearest you.

If you’re planning to drop off your own presents, here are some gift ideas:

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In addition to collecting Christmas gifts, GIVIT accepts donations, either in cash or home supplies, for more than 150 families who have been displaced by the Australian bushfire. The organisation also accepts books for children and adults affected by this recent calamity. 

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In Forest Lake, the Child Safety Service Centre is located at Shop M, 255 Forest Lake Boulevard. You may also call (07) 3097 1000 to make arrangements, especially for groups who would like to get involved in this fund drive.