IT’S been another successful Christmas campaign for Ray White Whitsunday and The Rotary Club of Airlie Beach with more than 100 gifts generously donated from people of all walks of life.
The Little Ray of Giving campaign was launched across Australia and New Zealand on December 1 with Australians being asked to dig deep to put smiles on the faces of some special children in their community.
The presents have been collected by Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling who will distribute them to people who may be struggling this festive season.
Ray White Whitsunday Principal Mark Beale said the gift drive was a simple way to help put a smile on the face of children and families who may need some extra cheer at this time of year.
Event organiser Nat Inglis said this year’s donations had been overwhelming.
“We’re had individual community members, pensioners cashing in their cheques and buying gifts, businesses and families donating presents to those who are less fortunate,” she said.
Rotary Club of Airlie Beach president Allan Robinson said the Rotary club was more than happy to fly their flag high with the campaign.
Ray White has run this initiative across Australia and New Zealand each December since 2012. Last year, almost 3000 gifts were donated across 55 offices and delivered to children in need across Australia.