Today marks the end of a wonderfully busy year for Big Group Hug. We are eternally grateful for every act of generosity and kindness- there have been so many. To our volunteers, thank you for the daily sacrifices you make to keep our doors open and to keep kids well looked after. Nothing that is worth doing is easy, we have certainly felt that this year with so many milestones and moments shared with this awesome community! None of this would be possible without the significant contributions from many individuals, businesses and community organisations - to the corporate donors, corporate volunteers, schools, small businesses, families and government supporters like Jenny Macklin MP and her team- we are because of you- you are the ones who keep the wheels turning- thank you. To our partner agencies who work with families and go beyond their job description to provide real and genuine care for the most vulnerable - we thank you. To every family, busy mum, loving Dad , grandparent, carer, beautiful young child who has found the time and energy to give, we see your love and we thank you.
We would love to end our year with a story that epitomises what we do and why we do it.
This week, one of our volunteers two boys Tyler and Riley grabbed their savings and went shopping. They put together 2 backpacks filled with new clothing, underwear, books, games and toiletries for a 10 and 12 year old boy. Their mum said it was really lovely hearing them decide what should go into each back pack. Two days ago we spoke to a case worker and these 2 back packs are going to a young boy with a brain tumor and another who has just gone into kinship care with his elderly grand parents. Love our community. Merry Christmas ❤ With love from The Big Group Hug Board of Directors ... See MoreSee Less