Learn­ing sup­port for kids dur­ing ap­peal

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

THIS fes­tive sea­son, The Smith Fam­ily am­bas­sador Sarah Harris en­cour­ages the com­mu­nity to share their Christ­mas giv­ing and help young Aus­tralians in need.

Launch­ing The Smith Fam­ily’s an­nual Christ­mas Ap­peal to help thou­sands of dis­ad­van­taged children with their school­ing, Ms Harris – who has her own story of over­com­ing child­hood poverty through ed­u­ca­tion – said it was a key time to help fam­i­lies do­ing it tough.

“I know what it’s like to miss out at Christ­mas and I also know the power of ed­u­ca­tion to change young peo­ple’s lives,” she said.

“For these children, know­ing that someone out there cares enough to not only en­sure they have some­thing to open on Christ­mas Day but can ac­cess the sup­port they need to thrive at school in the new year is the best present they could ask for.”

The Smith Fam­ily is call­ing on the com­mu­nity to do­nate new toys and books for 4000 Queensland children , delivered with the help of vol­un­teers in the lead-up to Christ­mas.

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