Chantal – A new student ambassador!

Chantal and Mandy!
Chantal and Mandy!

Chantal Vitale, year 3 student St Vincents de Paul Primary School, with the support of her sister and parents, raised funds to fill her own very large box with new things that she specially chose to buy for children in treatment to relieve them of the boredom of hospital stays during treatment.

Chantal, of her own initiative baked cupcakes for her father to sell at his office and filled a large jar with snakes which she sold at basketball.  She donated her pocket money as did her sister.  It was a joy to meet Chantal and her mother and KOALA Kids is delighted to welcome Chantal as a new student
ambassador for the program.

SEVEN BOXES FULL

Year 3 students St Vincent’s de Paul Primary, celebrating their wonderful donation to KOALA Kids for the second consecutive year.
Year 3 students St Vincent’s de Paul Primary, celebrating their wonderful donation to KOALA
Kids for the second consecutive year.

KOALA Kids was fortunate enough to again be chosen by year 3 students at St Vincents de Paul Primary School, Strathmore for Charity Day 2014.

For the second consecutive year I spoke to the students about the work that KOALA Kids does and the type of support we offer children with cancer and their families.

Seven boxes full, with the 8th donated by Chantal Vitale, KOALA Kids ambassador
Seven boxes full, with the 8th filled with consumables donated by Chantal Vitale, newly appointed KOALA Kids ambassador.

The children then went home and with the support of their families donated new educational consumables, the type the children would enjoy using in the event they were sick or unable to attend school.

I returned last month to be presented with seven boxes filled with the most fabulous, generous and thoughtfully donated items that will provide hours and hours of distraction for children at the Children’s Cancer Centres at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s over the next few of months.

Year 3 teachers and KOALA Kids volunteers, Connie di Maio and Graham Troy spent a day at the KOALA Kids office during the September school holidays to learn more about the program. They printed, framed and sorted hundreds of certificates currently being delivered to KOALA Kids partners and donors in appreciation for their support during 2014.
Year 3 teachers and KOALA Kids volunteers, Connie di Maio and Graham Troy spent a day at the KOALA Kids office during the September school holidays to learn more about the program. They printed, framed and sorted hundreds of certificates currently being delivered to KOALA Kids partners and donors in appreciation for their support during 2014.