Manning Foundation Happy Helpers Program

What’s a Christmas party without chips and lollies?!
The Manning Foundation appreciates the ongoing support of the staff, students and families of
St Bernadette’s Primary School.
Last year, the students of St Bernadette’s donated chips and lollies for the annual Manning Foundation Christmas party. This year we extend this opportunity to you once again.
The Manning Foundation’s volunteers are busy preparing for the Christmas party and
Christmas hampers.
The annual Christmas party we have allows adults in need enjoy a celebration where they don’t need to worry about who will be paying and what will they be able to afford to eat. These adults are a mix of elderly, disabled, lonely, homeless, sick or just down on their luck. The party is the highlight for many people at what can be an overwhelming and lonely time of the year. For some of our guests this is their Christmas day.
This program is optional and just an opportunity should you wish to participate.

The items can be sent into school from Monday 23rd November - Friday 4th December.

Items suggested for donation are:
*** large packs of chips/crisps and soft lollies eg. Jubes, mixed lollies, snakes etc***

Please place your donation in a plastic bag with your child’s name and class. Each child who donates at least once will receive a small thank you at the end of the term.
For families with more than one child, one item donated is considered a donation from all siblings.
Items can be donated on any day of the week and need to be placed into the large, marked, plastic container near the office window in the breezeway.
If you or someone you know has contacts to arrange corporate donations that the Manning Foundation could use please contact me. Examples of donations needed are biscuits, chocolates, non-perishable food items, movie tickets, new toys or gift cards at supermarkets or department stores. If you can help I would love to hear from you. Manning Foundation is run 100% by volunteers and receives no government funding.
Kind Regards,
Lauren Chehade
0451 050 600