We are asking for support from staff, clients and the community to help make this Christmas a memorable one for children and teens that find themselves in foster care this Christmas.Unfortunately there are many children and teens who are placed into foster care when they cannot live at home with their parents or extended family due to issues of risk or safety.
All proceeds from our appeal will be directly donated to Barwon Child, Youth and Family (BCYF) to be distributed to children and teens in foster care in the Geelong Region.
How can you help?
If you would like to donate, please purchase a gift and place under our Christmas tree, located in our office (14 Belmont Street, Belmont)
If you prefer to make a cash donation, please do so at reception. We will purchase a gift on your behalf.
If you would make an online donation please do so on the following link: https://www.bcyf.org.au/make-a-donation/donation-in-dollars/ Please select "other' from "What program would you like your donation to contribute to" and specify "SG" in the field provided. The money donated via this link is tax deductible and will be used by BCYF to provide recreational activities to foster children throughout the year.
To view the ages and the children's "wishlists" please click the following link: Children List 2021
Gifts should be unwrapped and we are unable to accept second hand items.
There are currently 44 children in care that we are trying to provide gifts for- ages ranging from 1 year old to 17 years old. However, BCYF are expecting more children to come into their care in December, we would love to be able to provide at least one gift for every child.
We are able to accept donations up to Wednesday 15th of December 2021.
Thank you for helping us to support those in need.