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A little Ray of giving 2018!

By Jessie Stewart

This Christmas, Ray White will continue its popular tradition of giving with the return of a little Ray of giving.

The inspiring Christmas campaign will see Ray White Frankston partner with Anglicare Victoria and The Rotary Club of Frankston Sunrise to help disadvantaged children who may need a little extra light in their festive season.

The Ray White team are calling on the local community to embrace the giving season and dig deep for children who need it most.

“This is the fifth year that we’ve run a little Ray of Giving and we want 2018 to be our biggest year yet. We urge everyone who is able to bring in a gift in for those families who are less fortunate,” said principal, Ash Weston.

“All you need to do is drop off your gift to our office at 36 Playne Street, Frankston to go under our Christmas tree into our office reception – you don’t even need to wrap it,” said Ash. “Your generous gifts will help children acquire the skills and knowledge they need to build a better future.”

Anglicare are seeking new toys, books and educational items for 0–14 year-olds.

Gift ideas

0-1 year old

  • Push and Pull toys
  • Musical instruments
  • Soft material Bath books
  • Building blocks
  • Board books

2-3 years

  • Play sets
  • Dolls with no small attachments
  • Plastic tea sets (no porcelain)
  • Plastic golf sets
  • Toy trucks
  • Lift-the-flap books

4-5 years 

  • Baby dolls
  • Matchbox cars
  • Plastic kitchen sets
  • Picture books with few words
  • Barbie doll or My Little Pony sets
  • Figurines
  • Easy jigsaw puzzles
  • Activity and colouring books
  • Young reader books

6-8 years

  • Art, craft and bead sets
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Board games
  • Remote control cars
  • Lego
  • Action figurines
  • Kite, Frisbee and Yo yo’s
  • Sporting goods
  • Simple chapter books with large text

9-14 years (this age range has a significant shortage of gifts)

  • Art and craft sets
  • Educational games
  • Sports balls
  • Science kits
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Meccano kits
  • Beach sporting goods
  • Children’s novels
  • Remote control cars
  • Board games
  • ‘Tween’ or pre-teen novels

Remember: Fun, versatile, activity-based, long-lasting, educational or active.

“It’s a really simple way to put a smile on the face of a young child who might otherwise go without this Christmas,” said Ash, adding that just a small gift can make the biggest difference to families who are struggling at an expensive time of year.

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