Back­packs for school ap­peal

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THE pub­lic has come out in sup­port of on­line char­ity GIVIT’s school ap­peal with about 30 back­packs filled with items to help those less for­tu­nate.

Pen­cils, erasers and rulers are among the items that will go to men­tor­ing pro­gram 12 Buck­ets, which will dis­trib­ute them af­ter the pub­lic do­nated the items at Carlisle-based Kidz Par­adise on Jan­uary 24.

GIVIT state man­ager and Lath­lain res­i­dent Anna Presser said the char­ity used so­cial me­dia to put the call-out to the pub­lic for seven dif­fer­ent items for the 30 back­packs.

“Some peo­ple do­nated on­line through Of­fice­works and some peo­ple do­nated it in per­son,” she said.

“I can’t be­lieve the gen­eros­ity of the pub­lic and it was great that Kidz Par­adise put their hand up to be the dropoff point.

“There are some young chil­dren who turn up to school at the start of the year with­out any­thing, so it’s won­der­ful that Givit can help them by be­ing the match­mak­ing be­tween the pub­lic and those in need,” she said.

Givit is a web­site that en­ables char­i­ties to list what their clients need and then the pub­lic is able to do­nate di­rectly. Visit www.givit.org.au to see items char­i­ties need.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d464479

GIVIT’s Anna Presser with So­phie Jef­freys (3).

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