This week we started our Community Support program by going into the communities that were impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires.
We began our visits at Bonalbo Central School where we spoke to the office staff and handed out some Admin stationery packs generously donated by Bic. We also arranged to visit again next week to hand out Bic gift bags to all the students.
Next on the tour stop was Drake Village and Public School where we chatted to the kids about their experiences during the recent bushfires. The kids told us stories of being evacuated and losing property and possessions in the fires.
We handed out LEGO sets to all the kids who were affected. Drake Village was heavily impacted by both the Long Gully and Bangala Creek fires. The village was threatened on several occasions forcing the closure of the school and widespread evacuations. Over 85 homes were lost as a result and countless property damage experienced. The LEGO helped to put a smile back on these kids faces.
This is just the first roll-out of our Community Support program with more visits into communities scheduled in the coming weeks.
Come back here to read more about it...