Back to school vouchers

The South West Community Foundation has facilitated 561 $50 Target vouchers to over 50 schools within the south west region of Victoria.

The Foundation wishes to thank the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, the Isobel and David Jones Foundation, the Niall Foundation and Felicity Melican for their generous funding support for these vouchers.

The Back To School vouchers assist needy families with students in the provision of school items especially for this winter season.

Below is some feedback we have received from Principles and staff at these schools on the importance of these vouchers:

“I just wanted to send both the thanks from myself, as well as the families who have benefitted from your recent supply of Target vouchers. The families we applied on behalf of are incredibly grateful for your support and very much appreciate the uniform, in particular shoes, that the vouchers have purchased.”

“As you are aware, many families and individuals in our school community go without many essentials due to a variety of factors and your donation will help support some of these identified families, particularly through the winter months.”

“I would like to thank you for the Target Vouchers that we received. The families that received them were so appreciative. One young mum with several students here had tears in her eyes, she had been saving up to get them school shoes. It’s a wonderful program that helps the less fortunate so I hope it continues, It was like adding a little bit of sunshine to their day.”

Once again thank you to our generous donors to this essential program in our region.

June 21, 2017