Friday, February 27, 2009

Operation Christmas Child

The community out-pouring & support for Australia's Bush Fire victims has been unprecedented, thus far there has been AU$105,000,000 contributed by the public via various charities & events.

The way the people have opened their hearts & their wallets has been nothing but extraordinary.

We at Bag People have made our contribution to the cause, but we're left with the feeling of "what's next"?

In particular, the diversion of charitable donations away from many other worthwhile causes.

With this in mind, we have made sure that our business remains engaged with 2 selected charities :

1) World Vision -- we sponsor a young girl from the African country of Chad & we've made contributions to the projects & work undertaken in her village.

2) Salvation Army "Learning for Life" -- this program assist young people from under-privileged families / communities that need a hand with their schooling & general life skills.

We've complemented these 2 charities with a product donation to the Samaritan's Purse.

Their Operation Christmas Child's "Pack-a-Shoe-Box Project is to bring a much needed items to those who need them most.

Bag People have donated bags for this cause because most people receiving assistance don't have many places to store what few possessions they have; so a bag is a very functional asset to have.

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