Ray of hope thanks to Christmas present drive
UNDERPRIVILEGED families will have something special to smile about thanks to a Christmas present drive by Ray White Whitsunday.
Ray White joined forces with Rotary Airlie Beach to collect gifts for underprivileged children this Christmas season as part of Ray White’s national Little Ray of Giving initiative.
Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service (WCCS) were the benefactors of the kind donations and will distribute them to needy families right in time for Christmas.
From mid-November, Ray White staff and the local community have been contributing to this campaign for the less fortunate by wrapping up a child’s gift and popping the gift under the tree at the Ray White Whitsunday office in Cannonvale. Ray White business management assistant Cassid he Molloy said she was thrilled to the response to the Little Ray of Giving program, with 80 presents sitting proudly under Ray White’s Christmas tree in their foyer.
“We received a lot more donations than we thought and it’s the first year we have held our own present drive,” he said.
Ray White ran this initiative across Australia and New Zealand last December and had over 100 offices collecting gifts for disadvantaged children in their respective communities.
Representatives from Rotary and WCCS collected the presents on Monday afternoon and thanked Ray White Whitsunday and the community for all their support.
CHRISTMAS CHEER: Carmen Bekker (WCCS), Cassidhe Molloy and Mark Beale from Ray White Whitsunday, Denise Norder (Rotary) and Cathy Thompson (WCCS) with some of the presents from the Little Ray of Hope Christmas appeal.