Giving more than gifts this Christmas

This Christmas the need for support has never been greater and Cafs (Child and Family Services, Ballarat) is working harder than ever to offer local families a solution to the pressure that the season brings to bear on family finances.
“As a uniquely Ballarat organisation we recognise that families in our community have widely varying needs”, said Cafs CEO, Wendy Sturgess. “We believe that we have managed to secure sufficient physical gifts for children in care, however, we urgently require gift vouchers that can be used to purchase groceries or gifts by families that are experiencing hardship.”

This year Cafs will be helping over 600 children and their families currently accessing support through the organisations Family Support, Youth Care, Housing & Homelessness and Client Engagement Teams.
In addition, to offer some respite to Cafs extensive Foster, Kinship and Residential Youth Care participants, the organisation is collaborating with the award-winning team at Cave Hill Creek to deliver an unforgettable family experience this Christmas.
Cafs Carer Family Day is an opportunity for 150 guests to participate in fun filled day of outdoor experiences and a family lunch at Cave Hill Creek’s Beaufort camp venue.

Gift vouchers can be delivered to Cafs Reception at 115 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat. Monetary donations can be made in person or by clicking HERE

Please note, cash donations over $2 are eligible for a tax receipt, while gift card/vouchers are not eligible to receive a tax receipt.

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