Christmas 2021 will be the 5th year that Tots2teens Albury Wodonga and Surrounds has supported the less fortunate in our community to have a dignified and special time on Christmas Day.
Our community goes out of their way to make sure that the less fortunate are cared for and able to have something special on a day that means so much.
Once again we are supported by Narelle Robinson from Ray White Real Estate and the “Little Ray of Giving” appeal, which will be the 3rd year in a row.
We have also recieved a gorgeous amount of items from some special ladies involved in raising money for “In the Bag”, and their are many other wonderful groups that will give us gifts to help others in the coming weeks.
DROP OFF POINT FOR CHRISTMAS ARE:_
1/. Storage King Wodonga – 246 Victoria Cross Parade Wodonga, Opening hours 9-5pm Monday to Friday
2/. Gables Cafe Wodonga – 1/156 De Kerilleau Drive Wodonga, Opening hours 7-7.30pm Monday to Friday and on weekends
3/. BDM Sales and Rental – 932 Waugh Road North Albury, Opening hours 9-5pm Monday to Friday
4/. Smiths Office Supplies (SOS) Lavington – 2/334 Wagga Road Lavington, Opening hours 8.30-5pm Monday to Friday
5/. The Athletes Foot Albury – 4/519-525 Dean Street Albury, Opening hours 9-5.30pm Monday to Friday
6/. Baranduda General Store – 4 Sage Court Baranduda, Opening hours 6.30-8pm Monday to Friday and open on weekends.
Miss 12year old “It felt really nice to receive such nice presents from people who care.” Miss 9year old “It made me feel thankful that these is kind people out there” and Mr 6year old “It made me feel happy”. Beautiful kids in kinship care.
“I’d just like to personally thank you again for the lovely gifts selected so carefully for our Grand children. Your thoughtfulness and caring is greatly appreciated. Have a lovely Christmas “. (Grandparents and 2 grandchildren)
“Oh my goodness, I have just come home from work to find the envelope you left in the letterbox (gift vouchers). Honestly you have no idea how helpful these will be. The kids will be so appreciative. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so very much”. (Grandparents and 5 grandchildren)
“Just a quick message to say a big Thank you!!!!! I had a chance to go through the gifts that you have given the family and it is amazing! It’s taken a load of pressure off us and I know the kids aren’t expecting much – so it will be a fantastic surprise for them. I cant thank you enough. Have a great Christmas”. (Relations with 5 family children).
Single father received phone call to tell him that he has received tickets to the NITRO CIRCUS in March from an amazing donor. “It was so lovely to call this father this afternoon to advise of this. His own words, were that this is something for them all to look forward too, and kept thanking me, which I had to keep reminding him it was from you, your amazing organisation and generous community members!
Workers comments on behalf of a client “I have spoken to the client who has informed me she picked everything up from the office yesterday and has expressed extreme gratitude for everything. She said to say thankyou so so much”.
Workers comments on behalf of a client “I just wanted to pass on my client feedback. She was very grateful. Thank you again!”
And with over 250 individual Christmas presents done for children, parents gift sets if appropriate and day to day referrals being attended to as quickly as possible, it is a WRAP! Thank you to every community member that contributed in any way to the Christmas Appeal, and just know that your present / gift voucher / money has gone to making others happy at a time when they needed “their village to care”. Jo xxxx
This year has been tough on a lot of peopled we are so proud of the community we live in. We know there are going to be some very happy kids on Christmas Day! xxxx
23 Christmas packs dropped in to their new homes.