We were proud once again this year to assist some local families with brand new back to school gear and stationery to make sure these kids are looking forward to heading back to school for 2021. Thanks to Eureka Mums for organising this drop to the families who needed it through their network.
Board Members and Volunteers worked hard last week to put together 70 Santa Sacks full of food and gift items for families associated with Child and Family Services Ballarat (CAFS).
The sacks full of goodies from local businesses Shepp Cannery Surplus and Woolworths will be a welcome addition to the Christmas celebrations at the range of families who are in the most need of assistance this Christmas.
These sacks were delivered today to CAFS in time for them to distribute to the needy families.
Pictured here are Nicole, Gavin & Brayden from the SJD Foundation Ballarat Inc Board delivering the sacks.
Well done to all and to our local business partners once again!
Today we donated 10 very much needed puffer coats to the Soup Bus to distribute to their clients.
Thank you to Nicole from our board of management for organising this and of course to the Soup Bus for their tireless work in the area of homelessness in Ballarat.
This week we were able to collate and deliver 72 food boxes to local foster families through CAFS Ballarat... to make this Easter a special time for these wonderfully caring people.
This was all made possible by local Ballarat Samaritan Jake Warren who raised $4,000 to shave off his impressive beard.
Jake even helped us pack the boxes today! Also a big thank you to Woolies Stockland who assisted with getting access to the necessities and some choccy treats too.
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A big thank you to this great event who have organised a day of cricketing fun at Victoria Park in Ballarat. Games were played, raffles drawn and money raised for the SJD Foundation Ballarat Inc.
A huge thanks to Brendan and Victoria Police for their efforts in raising the money and handing it over to us to distribute to our causes throughout the year.
We have once again supported the Eureka Mums group with their #toolsforschool campaign. With our assistance, students can start the school year with the essentials! New backpacks, lunch boxes, drink bottles and school stationary.
We plan to support this every January.
Not all kids look forward to the school year returning because they don't have new shoes or a new school bag or stationery - we are pleased to be able to provide these items to the kids in need.
Sunday 26th November 2017 saw the annual SJD Foundation Ballarat Inc. Charity Golf Day run and won. Thank you to Ben Roberts for helping us raise much needed funds that will allow us to brighten Christmas this year for many children in the Ballarat region who are not as fortunate as we are.
Great job by Jarrod Page for running the drinks cart all day, Brayden and Lucy for running the BBQ and Nicole Roberts for helping out with the food also.
See below some pics from the day.
Today saw the Xmas party for the Young Mums group in Delacombe complete with Santa!
Here are some photos of board member Brayden giving away some gifts as part of the festivities.
A big thank you to the www.therookeepers.com.au for bringin along some wildlife for the kids to enjoy and the Soft Serve Gelati Van for giving away free icecreams to all on the day.
Ballarat’s foster families will this year experience the true meaning of Christmas spirit.
The SJD Foundation, in conjunction with Child and Family Services Ballarat, have organised the production of 70 Christmas hampers for local foster families as a thanks for their immense contribution to the community.
SJD Foundation director Brayden Dorney said the initiative has received a huge contribution from local businesses.
“Usually each Christmas we try and focus on the children and give them something to look forward to,” Mr Dorney said.
“We thought this year that we would mix it up, include something different and give something back to the foster families, because they’ve given so much to the children that they’ve taken in out of the goodness of their heart.
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