A Little Ray of Giving 2017

By November 16, 2017 Uncategorized

EVERY CHILD DESERVES TO SMILE THIS CHRISTMAS

Over 898,000 children across Australia and New Zealand won’t receive a gift this Christmas.

Drop a wrapped present into one of our five offices from 1 December and we’ll make sure it gets to a deserving family in our community.

This Christmas, Ray White City Realty will continue its popular tradition of giving with the return of A Little Ray of Giving. This inspiring Christmas campaign will see us partner with Ronald McDonald House to help disadvantaged children who may need a little extra light in their festive season. We are calling on the local community to embrace the giving season and dig deep for children who need it most.

Each year over 400 families need to stay at a Ronald McDonald House over Christmas while their child is in a hospital away from home. These families are away from their support network of family and friends and often don’t have time to think about Christmas presents.

Supporting Ronald McDonald House with A Little Ray of Giving will bring the magic of Christmas to the families staying at a Ronald McDonald House this holiday season. Read below for suggestions on how A Little Ray of Giving can be the most helpful for Ronald McDonald House families and for gift drop off dates.

Gift ideas
If asked about gift ideas, the following things are good to keep in mind.
• The families will need to travel home after their stay at the House (often by plane), so small gifts that are easy to pack are the best.
• Kids aren’t the only ones who deserve Christmas presents. Gifts for babies, teenagers, mums and dads are also greatly needed!
• Vouchers are great for any age group and are really easy to take home e.g. iTunes vouchers, beauty vouchers, food vouchers, petrol

Gifts to avoid
Gifts that are too messy, too large or dangerous for young children are good to avoid.
• Paints, large crayons and play dough.
• Toy guns or bow and arrows.
• Toys with very small parts.
• Large gifts.

Help us by unwrapping gifts before delivering them. This saves our volunteers from having to unwrap the gifts in order to make sure they are appropriate.

Drop your wrapped present to us after December 1.

City Apartments Office: 2 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD

Newmarket Office: 136 Broadway, Newmarket

Parnell Office:  415 Parnell Road, Parnell

Sandringham Office: 4E Kitchener Road, Sandringham

Kingsland Office: 437 New North Road, Kingsland

We have gift tags in the office so that you can specify if the present is suited to a boy or girl and what age group.