QLD New Graduates End of Year Dinner

Did you know that one in seven Aussie kids live in a household where no parent is employed? Sadly, many of these disadvantaged kids go without a present on Christmas morning because their families cannot afford it.

This year, the ALIA QLD New Graduates group’s End of Year Event is providing an opportunity for library and information professionals to support The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal and to join together for a dinner to celebrate.

Where: Three Monkeys Coffee & Tea House, West End
When: Thursday, 16th December at 6.30pm
Who: All welcome
RSVP: Saturday, 11th December

The Smith Family requires gifts to be unwrapped and there will be gift tags available to attach to your donation on the night. The age group most in need in Queensland is 9-12 year olds, both boys and girls. If you’re unsure about the suitability of your gift, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alternatively, you can bring a smile to a child’s face on Christmas morning by purchasing a toy online – it’s a quick and simple way to give. If you choose to donate this way, please pop me a quick email to let us know (acrystelle@gmail.com) as we’d love to see who is participating (and if any inter-state LIS professionals wish to donate this way, please also let me know!).

Please note that donations are voluntary.

This year with our help, The Smith Family aim to deliver more than 16, 000 Christmas packs to disadvantaged children around Australia. Your support will make a big difference to a child on Christmas morning.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me – acrystelle@gmail.com.


Alisa Howlett
ALIA New Graduates Group QLD
Co ordinator


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