Dominoids volunteer at The Smith Family’s Toy and Book Appeal

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Throughout December, around 30 Domino’s Head Office staff volunteered for the day at The Smith Family’s annual Toy and Book Appeal. Each year, the appeal aims to deliver more than 75,000 new toys and 50,000 new books to disadvantaged children around Australia, allowing them to feel a sense of belonging at Christmas.

Team members helped sort toys and books at the Brisbane Convention Centre in South Brisbane, as well as deliver packages to the doors of children and families in need.

Give for Good also donated more than 480 pizzas to fuel hungry volunteers across the country while they picked and packed presents.

Judy Barraclough, Head of Philanthropy and Strategy at The Smith Family said “Our Toy and Book collection, packing and delivery event is one of the busiest, most exciting and rewarding times on our annual calendar. A tremendous team of more than 2,000 volunteers collectively contributed a staggering 14,000 hours of their time. Because of this amazing effort, we reached a record-breaking number of 23,126 disadvantaged children, providing each with a Toy and Book gift pack, so that they too could take part in the festive excitement on Christmas morning. Well done to everyone at Domino’s who pitched in to make this such an outstanding event.”

Domino’s Give for Good is proud to partner with The Smith Family and support 15 disadvantaged young people with their tertiary studies by providing financial assistance to cover education-related costs such as textbooks, stationery and other learning resources.

Sophie Cuffe