Tomorrow Today Foundation is once again helping local children to start school in a positive way. Three hundred and seventy-five Sidney Myer Fund/ FRRR Back To School’ Vouchers worth $19,150 have recently been distributed by the Foundation to Benalla and district schools. This is the 11th consecutive year that Tomorrow Today Foundation has helped Benalla and district families with back to school expenses for their children’s education.
The vouchers are given to school principals who arrange for them to be distributed to families experiencing financial hardship. The $50 vouchers assist families to purchase essential items such as shoes and clothing as well as books, stationery and school bags at the start of the school year. Broken Creek Primary School Principal Raye Down, said the vouchers were greatly appreciated by the families of children who attend her school, especially after the recent bushfires that affected so many people and farms in the area.
On presenting the vouchers, Tomorrow Today Foundation Director Nick Taylor said “We’re very pleased to be able to work with the schools and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal to support this program.”
Tomorrow Today Foundation also thanked the Benalla branch of Soroptimists International for their $200 donation to the matched funding program which resulted in the receipt of 8 additional vouchers bringing the total number of vouchers for distribution to 383.
The 2015 Sidney Myer Fund/FRRR Back to School Program, is supported by the Origin Foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation, The R.E. Ross Trust, Danks Trust, Rural Affinity Ethinvest, The Julian Flett Foundation managed by Perpetual, betty Fulton Fund managed by Australian Communities foundation, other generous donors, Target and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
For more information about Tomorrow Today Foundation, visit their website at www.tomorrowtoday.com.au
Benalla Ensign – February 25 2015