MORE than 180 children, young people and families across Shepparton were given the gift of joy at Christmas, thanks to the ABC and Berry Street Giving Tree Appeal.
The campaign saw approximately 400 gifts gathered from ABC radio listeners, as well as 50 gifts coming from Safeway, including Leggo, a mini trampoline, a ride-on John Deere tractor and a toy horse that wags its tail, with families who received gifts saying it enabled them to give the full Christmas experience to children.
As well as the gift donations the Goulburn Girls Book Club Shepparton donated 15 new books for Berry Street’s Children’s Contact Centre and funding was donated by the Mooroopna Lions Club.
Berry Street Deputy Director, Trish Quibell said, “On behalf of Berry Street, we’d like to say thank you for the amazing generosity of the local community in donating over 400 gifts. These gifts have allowed us to provide children and young people with the same Christmas experience that we give our own families.
“Partnering with the ABC has been incredibly successful and the support and promotion by the ABC has been beyond our expectations.”