Young Academics is delighted to announce a heartwarming collaboration with Westmead Children’s Hospital and the Bulldogs for a special Christmas Toy Drive.
This unique initiative aims to bring joy and comfort to sick children during the holiday season, combining the power of sports, community, and compassion.
In partnership with Westmead Children’s Hospital and the Bulldogs, Young Academics has launched a Christmas Toy Drive to collect and donate toys through their Early Learning Education Centres, aiming to brighten the lives of children facing health challenges. The mission is simple: spread joy, bring the community together, and make a positive impact on the overall well-being of young patients at Westmead Children's Hospital.
Bulldogs’ players Jacob Kiraz, Liam Knight and Jeral Skelton joined with Young Academics staff on Wednesday to deliver the first wave of toy donations directly to Westmead Children's Hospital staff and patients, effectively kicking off the initiative. With the invaluable support of Westmead Children’s Hospital, the delivery aims to create positive, lasting memories for these children during the Christmas period.
"As a leader in early childhood education, Young Academics is dedicated to fostering the holistic development of children. Our commitment to nurturing young minds aligns seamlessly with our mission to contribute positively to the community," said James Kazzi, Young Academics Managing Director.
The Bulldogs are proudly supporting Young Academics in this initiative by joining forces to spread awareness and encourage fans to participate in the Toy Drive. Young Academics will proudly open their doors to invite families, staff, and local partners to join hands and contribute new toys suitable for children of various ages.
The joint venture underscores both Young Academics’ and the Bulldogs' commitment to community engagement and giving back: "We believe that by coming together as a community, we can make an impact and create positive, lasting memories for these children. Through this joint venture, we aim to create a ripple effect of positivity and compassion within our community," added Mr Kazzi.
Westmead Children’s Hospital, a trusted healthcare institution, will facilitate the distribution of donated toys to ensure they reach those who need them most. The collective goal is to bring smiles to the faces of young children, offering them comfort and a sense of joy during the Christmas period.
"We want to express our gratitude to the Young Academics team, families, and communities for their active participation in the Toy Drive. Every contribution, no matter how small, will make a difference in brightening a child’s day," said Mr Kazzi.
As the three organisations come together to encourage a small act of generosity through the Christmas Toy Drive, they hope to demonstrate the incredible impact that collaboration and kindness can have on the lives of children facing health challenges.
To contribute, community members are asked to please get in contact with their local Young Academics Early Learning Centre. More information can be found at: https://www.youngacademics.com.au/