Are you organising or contributing to a Christmas Toy Drive this year and are unsure of what to donate? With Christmas fast approaching, Assistance Dogs Australia is seeking the assistance of the local community for their annual Christmas Appeal, a campaign that sees them selling toy puppies to raise much-needed funds.
For 20 years, the charity has been training Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help provide freedom and independence for people with physical disabilities, autism, PTSD and dementia.
Each dog requires two years training at a cost of more than $27,000, before being placed completely free of charge with a client, providing up to 10 years of life-changing support. The ADA does not receive government funding and is reliant on community and corporate support to continue this important work.
Local businesses can help by purchasing Assistance Dogs toy puppies and donating them to your favourite kid’s charity. Puppies are $10, and are available in chocolate, black and yellow, wearing L-plate coats (just like Super-puppy Oska, pictured here). The toy puppies will not only brighten a child’s day but also provide support to two worthy causes.
If you’re interested in ordering the Assistance Dogs toy puppies, contact Mel on 0447 321 572 or for more information about ADA, visit www.assistancedogs.org.au