For families, we live in difficult times. While some in our community are more affluent than ever before, many, especially families with young children, continue to struggle.
Kath Dickson Family Centre has seen it, for almost 40 years; they have worked with Toowoomba’s local community providing support to families in need. This is why they are determined to keep their successful Playgroup and Parent Support alive by launching their inaugural ‘Family Centre Appeal’.
Jude Mills, Kath Dickson Family Centre’s Chief Executive Officer, said “There is no doubt that this program is achieving successful results for local families. Each week hundreds of families participate in activities which create positive outcomes for parents with children under the age of five years of age."
“To keep this program operating, we need to raise $22,000 to purchase a new car. Without it our Playgroup and Parent Support Program will not continue to operate.”
“Previous funding at a Commonwealth and State Government level no longer exists. As a not for profit organisation we now need to find other solutions to maintain our valued services offered to local families. Starting with this community appeal,” says Ms Mills.
Armstrong Auto Group, The Chronicle, My Midwives and Crackerjack Chicken are amongst the first local businesses to get on board.
Armstrong Auto Group’s Chief Executive Officer and owner, John Armstrong was one of the first to pledge his support for this exciting initiative saying “today’s children are the future of our nation, tomorrows leaders and the greatest asset of this region.”
“I urge local businesses to show their support by sponsoring a panel on the car to raise the needed funds.”
“I personally think businesses would be mad not to come on board because of the advertising exposure they’ll receive. You can’t buy five years of signage advertising for what’s on offer here,” John said.
Family Centre Appeal – affordable sponsorship options available are:
- One x Major Sponsor ($3,500+gst)including prominent “front of car” business logo signage, advertising and other promotional options
- Four x Supporting Sponsor ($2,000+gst) including “side of car” business logo signage and other promotional options
- Contributing Sponsors (In-Kind Contribution)including website, social media and other promotional options for donations of miscellaneous amounts (in cash or in-kind). For example vehicle sign writing, fuel card vouchers, live auction items or raffle prizes.
Media Enquiries: Anita Adams, Marketing Manager (4633 8400 / 0400 020 374)