New partnership with Barossa Real Estate to help disadvantaged school children
FOUNDATION BAROSSA PARTNERS WITH BAROSSA REAL ESTATE TO HELP DISADVANTAGED SCHOOL KIDS IN THE BAROSSA START THE SCHOOL YEAR
The Back-to-School initiative is part of the Rural Education Australia Program. Foundation Barossa has partnered with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) since 2008 to provide these vouchers.
Back to School is a national program that helps remote and rural children and young people to engage in learning and strengthen their educational outcomes. Back to School provides $50 vouchers to be used for items such as school uniforms, clothing, shoes, school bags and stationery – or anything that helps students feel ready to learn.
The vouchers are more than a $50 gift. This program is about social inclusion and resilience, building confidence and morale in disadvantaged children.
This year we have been able to contribute an unprecedented $30,000 to this initiative. With this, we can provide 600 vouchers to Barossa families that need them most.
We are also thrilled to announce a new sponsorship agreement with Barossa Real Estate, who have agreed to provide annual sponsorship of $5,000, which will be matched by FRRR. The generosity of Barossa Real Estate will allow us to further expand the program and allow more school-age children the dignity and opportunity to start the school year with the basic resources they need.
In addition, the program has again been supported by the Barossa community:
- Carême Pastry nominated Foundation Barossa as the recipient of their Butter Chicken Community Pie that was on sale at The Greenock with $2 from every pie sold going to Back to School program.
- Faith Lutheran College – Middle & Senior School “Green Thumbs elective class” have sold vegetables they grew at the CrossRoads Community Garden to raise $450 towards the vouchers.
For further information on how you can support Back to School or any of Foundation Barossa’s programs email Annabelle Elton-Martin, Foundation Barossa Executive Officer.