We’ve been running our Christmas Charity Drive for a number of years, and our amazing community of suppliers, clients, job seekers and staff never fail to disappoint! This year we chose to partner with Big Group Hug, who provides support to vulnerable families in the Melbourne region, with children aged 0-12 experiencing situational hardship or disadvantage.
We so proud to announce that this year we collected 1864 items – well surpassing our target of 800! But it’s not just the number of donations that we loved – it was the true thought and care behind the items donated; from gorgeous toys and games, gift vouchers, nappies, electric toothbrushes and basic necessities such as shampoo and deodorant – they will all make a huge difference to so many families.
Big Group Hug fields requests for specific items through case workers, maternal and child health nurses or other professionals in the community. They aim to help anyone who is struggling to provide the basic necessities for their children. They pride themselves on their responsive nature, ensuring that they do everything they can to meet the needs of vulnerable families.
They are able to offer this support because they have a truly caring community of supporters who donate their pre-loved goods or new items. Big Group Hug are amazed by the community response to their call outs for donations and see their role as mobilising the community to meet the needs of families just like them.
The unifying motivation for everyone involved is to relieve some of the pressure for families who desperately want to provide the best they can for their children, but due to varying circumstances (such as low income, unemployment, disability, high-needs children) are unable to meet these needs. We can all imagine what that must feel like as a parent, a neighbour, a carer and so they come together to offer a Big Group Hug and support families in their times of need.
Angela Wood, Founder and Director took the time to pen a few words of gratitude…
This year, we were lucky enough to be selected by the team at Aspect and their valued clients to be recipients of their Christmas care. To say we were blown away is an understatement, from our first meeting we knew this was not just a gimmick to these guys, we knew that this campaign holds great meaning to the management team, staff and clients. The gifts we received from the campaign which will be sent out to children experiencing poverty and hardship will mean more than just a toy or a ball, they will be a symbol of comfort, of care, a way for those going through a tough time to know that they are not forgotten, they are not alone - that together we are sending them a big group hug!
We simply cannot thank you all enough, we are humbled and grateful to work with you to serve our community and we wish you all and your families a wonderful, safe and happy festive season!
From our family to yours - wishing you a BIG GROUP HUG this Christmas.
At Aspect Personnel, we believe big change starts with a small difference. CSR is in our DNA. We’re committed to serving our community and championing causes close to our hearts. CSR and developing partnerships top the list of values at Aspect, and we are just so proud of the engagement and support for this year's charity drive. So, our personal thank you for all the companies and individuals that donated time and effort including: