This Christmas, Ray White will continue its popular tradition of giving Christmas presents to those in need. With almost 3 million Australians currently living in poverty, many families and individuals are doing it tough this year and may not have enough money to buy gifts this Christmas.
In the Yarra Ranges the Christmas campaign will see Ray White Lilydale and Ray White Mount Evelyn partner with Inspiro Community Health to help disadvantaged people who may need a little extra light in their festive season. The appeal will support children, adults, seniors and families who are unable to afford gifts at Christmas
Shining a Ray of light this festive season
“We feel honoured to be promoting ‘A little Ray of giving’ in the Yarra Ranges community in 2018,” said Graham Reynolds - Principal, Ray White Lilydale.
Most of us take for granted that at Christmas time there will be presents under the tree. Even though it isn’t always obvious, many locals are doing it tough, and giving and receiving presents at Christmas time can put tremendous strain on some families.
Everyone deserves happiness at Christmas
Please help support disadvantaged families and individuals by giving a gift - it doesn't have to be expensive, and it can be either big or small, but your gift, no matter what it is, will be appreciated (and by getting into the true spirit of Christmas you'll feel good too :).
“We believe that everyone deserves happiness this Christmas and we are lucky enough to be able to play our part in making sure that happens,” said Bruno Cascianelli, Ray White Director.
The Ray White and Inspiro teams are looking to the local community to embrace the giving season and shine a little light for those in our community who need it most.
Both Ray White Lilydale and Ray White Mount Evelyn have erected their Christmas Trees and are now accepting gifts and donations, large or small to put under their trees until Friday 14th of December. Inspiro will then distribute the gifts to those in our community most in need in time for Christmas.
If that's too much to choose from here are 12 easy gifts
1. A children's book
2. A colouring book, pencil case and pencils
3. A diary and special pen
4. A doll or a barbie
5. A superhero backpack
6. Pampering items for a mum
7. A basketball
8. A barbie
9. Non-perishable food
10. A hard make up case
11. A t-shirt
Join our staff in giving
Staff at Inspiro Community Health’s offices in Lilydale, our new site in Belgrave at the Belgrave Hub, and Healesville will be contributing a gift to the campaign, along with staff from Ray White Mt Evelyn and Lilydale.
“This campaign is a great way to give back to the community and Inspiro staff are excited to be involved.” - Sue Sestan – Chief Executive Officer, Inspiro.
A Little Ray of Giving
Ray White has run this initiative across Australia and New Zealand each December since 2012. Last year more than 300 offices across Australia and New Zealand helped raise 30,000 gifts for disadvantaged families at Christmas. This year Ray White Lilydale and Mount Evelyn are excited to have Inspiro on board and can’t wait to see the cheer that this campaign brings to the local community.
Where to drop your gift
All you need to do is drop a gift (unwrapped) to either: Ray White Lilydale at 164 Main Street, Lilydale OR Ray White Mount Evelyn at 5 York Road, Mount Evelyn. We will take care of the rest!
If you can't get to Ray White Mt Evelyn or Lilydale you can also drop off your gift to either Inspiro Belgrave, located at 1616-1624 Burwood Highway, Belgrave or to Inspiro Lilydale at 17 Clarke Street, Lilydale.
For more information contact Emma Summers at Ray White Lilydale on 9735 5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org