Last night somebody broke into St John’s Care and stole all the gift cards they were going to use for their Christmas Present Room. Through this service last year they provided over 600 disadvantaged Canberra kids with presents, and this year it was looking to be even more. Most of the presents distributed are donated in kind, but most in-kind donations are toys and things more suitable to little ones, and the older kids miss out. So, St John’s Care asks for donations of gift cards as well, so that older kids can choose something they like.
So much for that.
If you would like more info or even to help in some way, their number is 6248 7771 and their Hands Across Canberra site is http://handsacrosscanberra.org.au/give/browse/?id=169.