Smith Family Winter Appeal in full swing in Clarence
WITH more than one in 10 Australian children living in disadvantage, The Smith Family's 2015 Winter Appeal aims to raise $3.5 million for the ongoing support of thousands of these kids so they can succeed at school.
Today marks the official start of the Appeal, which will run until Tuesday, June 30.
The Smith Family's NSW General Manager, Steve Macready, said this year's campaign aimed to raise greater awareness about how a family's severe financial hardship can impact on a child's learning.
"Research shows that children who grow up in financial disadvantage are more likely to experience financial hardship as adults - they continue the cycle.
"Without the extra support and tools they need for school, they'll fall even further behind and never reach their full potential.
To donate to The Smith Family's Winter Appeal phone 1800 024 069 or visit www.thesmith family.com.au.