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December 17, 2011

A Gift of Hope for Children this Xmas

After showcasing some enchanting picture books for children in recent posts, it’s time to spare a thought for those who miss out on such exciting treats.

You can spread some love and joy this Christmas by giving a donation, however small, to make sure as many children as possible feel included.

The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation ‘Wall of Hands’ can do with your helping hand, which will be added to the wall when you make your donation.

‘Hands Up if you Care’.  See the Wall of Hands U-tube clip

Now listen to The Song MUNGKARTA IS OUR HOME” —– sung by the children of Mungkarta School (NT) and look at the photos — and see how your donations can help.

I have donated to a friend’s wall and in turn have set up my own Wall of Hands to which you can add your donation

For more information about the Wall of Hands

ChilOut – Children Out of Detention

volunteers are taking presents of toys, games and books to children who are kept in detention centres and have no parents. Volunteers are paying their own expenses to travel long distances to make sure the children feel included in our Christmas festivities: “this way we can buy what the kids really need and can use (we’re asking those who visit regularly) and where possible items will be bought locally and delivered.”

“Through our Christmas appeal we have learnt that there are approximately 225 unaccompanied children in secure detention facilities. DIAC has not released statistics since 31 October; at which time there were a total of 370 children in locked facilities (unaccompanied and with a parent).”

 http://www.chilout.org/xmas/

Read more about the work that ChilOut does.

Please give as generously as you can to help make another child’s Christmas as magical as the one the children in your own family will have.

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