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Time to foster the Christmas Spirit

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging Gippslanders to get behind a worthy cause and support local charity A Better Life for Foster Kids in their mission to provide Christmas presents for all children in foster or kinship care.

Mr O’Brien said 2020 has been a hard year for everyone but for children in out-of-home care Christmas can be a particularly tough time.

“While many of us are on the countdown to being able to see our friends and family, there are children in our community who will still be unable to be with their family because of circumstances outside their control.

“Donating a gift is a small way we can help brighten their day and keep the magic of Christmas alive.

“Some suggestions for gifts include gift cards, toys and beach towels. Unfortunately, books are discouraged due to high postage costs.

“Gifts should be under $40 in value or $30 for gift cards.”

Mr O’Brien said through her charity, A Better Life for Foster Kids, Heather Baird coordinated gifts for more than 700 families with children in out-of-home care in 2019.

“It’s a huge effort that relies on the generosity of our wonderful community and I’m proud to be able to host a giving tree in my office and serve as a drop-off point this year.

“Gifts can also be posted direct to the charity at PO Box 1138 Sale Vic, 3850.”

Mr O’Brien’s office is located at 54B Cunninghame St, Sale and is open for donation from 9am – 4.30pm weekdays.

A Better Life for Foster Kids founder Heather Baird and The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien encourage Christmas giving for foster kids.

5 November 2020

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