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Back-to-School program destroyed by fire

It is with great sadness we inform you that the ‘Back-to-Schoool’ Program providing disadvantaged Victorian schoolchildren with educational support was completely destroyed in a fire at Little Saigon Market on 13th December. This devastating event has now directly impacted up to 450 young Victorians and their ability to return to school in 2017.

As a result of this fire all equipment and physical resources of the Program – the culmination of 27 years of hard work and dedication – have been completely destroyed.

Just some of the assets and resources which have been lost include:-

* Over 8,000 school textbooks
* $5,500 worth of stationery
* Computers, printers, filing cabinets and thousands of dollars worth of office resources
* 3 1/2 years of re-building and renovating the ‘Back-to-School’ office

The Foundation urgently requires your assistance in helping us to get this life-changing Program back on its feet as soon as possible – and the best way you can do this is by DONATING NOW.

Whilst we gratefully welcome your support and assistance, our immediate priority is to focus our energies where they are required in rebuilding the Program.

As we are a small administration team, we do not have the resources to respond to all the calls and emails offering assistance.

However, your direct financial donation will enable us to immediately provide text-books and stationery to young disadvantaged schoolchildren desperately in need of assistance, arriving at the Program daily.

Bad things happen when good people do nothing. Together, as a community, we can turn this negative into an incredible positive.

The Les Twentyman Foundation is indebted to you for your support in helping get the ‘Back-to-School’ Program and our kids back on their feet in 2017.


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