Volunteering Details for the Special Children's Christmas Party
As you are aware, we have had to move in a different direction this year for the Party. For the safety of all involved and given the unpredictability of the health situation across Australia, we have made the difficult but essential decision to cancel the 2020 events. It was just too risky for so many children that already have compromised immune systems and multiple disabilities.
So, we are now taking Christmas to them! We have the warehouse, toys, boxes, Christmas cards, videos of support nearly all ready to go.
What to wear
Comfortable clothes and closed in shoes. No thongs or high heels. If you have a high visibility shirt, you may wear that. We will have some for you anyway. There is no airconditioning and we are in a warehouse. It is hot!
There is no parking available at Rogers Transport. Free on street parking is abundant. Rogers is on the corner - map above, walk up the driveway, keeping to the right and once you reach the carpark you will see Special Children's Christmas Party signage to your right. Be aware that this is a working warehouse and trucks are not quite familiar with pedestrians up and down the driveway!
We recommend bringing your own food and refreshments. There is a fridge and microwave on site and a cafe across the road. We do have a big esky with ice and will have drinks available.
What we will be creating
We are packing the toys for the children! Not just for SE Queensland Children, but also Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney! Over 18,000 presents!
Perth first, as it takes a week to freight them over there.
We have a manifest of each school and organisation that have requested presents. Similar to Coles or Woolies, we will be hand picking each order, placing them in the toy bag with a Christmas card, boxing that organisation's request together, labelling the box, packing the pallet, ready for shipment.
On arrival we have warehouses ready in all States to receive the boxes of toys. They are then couriered out to the organisations.
We do have to work to a bit of a timeline as some of these presents are going to schools and Qld schools finish on 9th December this year.
Any queries, you can contact Paul on 0417 647 774, Wendy on 0410 451 983 or Donna on 0433 140 959.