Logan VIEW Club is spreading the word about The Smith Family's 2015 Christmas Appeal to help raise $3.4 million by the end of the year to support disadvantaged children with their education.
VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women and is the only woman's volunteer organisation focused on advocating for and supporting disadvantaged young Australians through
The Smith Family. Throughout the year Logan VIEW Club actively fundraise and volunteer in support of The Smith Familyand we are urging the community to help us by getting behind charity's Christmas Appeal," said VIEW President, Cheryl Dangerfield. "One in three children living in Australia's most disadvantaged communities are starting school behind their peers.
Without extra support, disadvantaged children will continue to struggle at school. "Funds raised from The Smith Family's Christmas Appeal will provide 8,500 students across every state and territory with access to important out-of-school learning programs next year." "Supporting a child's education and learning opportunities is one of the greatest gifts you can give this Christmas," added Logan VIEW's President.
The Smith Family runs learning support programs throughout the year and these have proven highly effective in boosting the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children. In 2014, 1,089 primary students participated in the student2student reading program, with 95 per cent of students improving their reading. Of the nearly 3,000 disadvantaged primary students who attended
The Smith Family's after school Learning Clubs for tutoring, 89 per cent of students said it helped them try harder at school. The Smith Family CEO, Dr Lisa O'Brien, said "We are relying on the generosity of the public to be able to provide disadvantaged children with the resources and opportunities they need to be able to participate fully in their education."
"This support will give students the skills, motivation and essentials to stay in school and get the most from their education so they can create a better future for themselves." Donations to The Smith Family's 2015 Christmas Appeal can be made at www.thesmithfamily.com.au or phone 1800 024 069.
Logan VIEW Club is currently welcoming new members and is suited to women interested in meeting regularly, establishing lasting friendships and contributing to the community. "If you are looking for an opportunity to meet new friends, have fun and learn new things while supporting disadvantaged children, then VIEW Logan is an ideal club for you" said Cheryl.