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A Little Ray of Giving 2018

This Christmas, Ray White will continue its popular tradition of giving with the return of A little Ray of Giving.

The inspiring Christmas campaign will see Ray White Drysdale partner with The Salvation Army Bellarine to help anyone who may need a little extra light in their festive season.

The Ray White team are calling on the local community to embrace the giving season and dig deep for those who need it most.

“This is the third year that we’ve run A little Ray of Giving and we want 2018 to be our biggest year yet. When you see our Christmas tree go up, we urge everyone who is able to bring in a gift in for those families who are less fortunate,” said principal, Travis Smith

“All you need to do is drop a gift for under the tree into our office reception – you don’t even need to wrap it,” said Travis. “Your generous gifts will help those less fortunate in our community”

Peter and Di Hobbs from the Salvation Army, Bellarine say that gifts are not just for children, but for anyone who can do with a bit of Christmas cheer, just a small gift can really make a difference to those less fortunate.

Some ideas include books (all ages), pamper packs, board games, kitchen and homewares, Christmas hampers, sporting items.

  • Wrapped? Do NOT wrap gifts (so the gift to be screened and matched with the most appropriate child).
  • Size? Toys should be no bigger than a school backpack.
  • Batteries? Do include batteries if they are required to operate the toy please.
  • Second hand? Unfortunately we cannot accept second hand or handmade toys. For some children, these will be the only gifts they receive this Christmas so we want these to be brand new special gifts just for them.
  • Food? We are not able to accept any food items due to food handling and hygiene restrictions.

We will make sure they get to Peter and Di for distribution at Christmas.