On this International Day of Older Persons, we recognise the significant contributions made by seniors in our society. To mark the special occasion, Blue Haven seniors partnered up with Kiama Family OOSH (Out of School Hours) children to give back to communities in need.
Held at the Kiama Community Garden, our seniors and children joined forces to assemble special toiletry boxes full of donations from the greater Kiama community.
Each box was thoughtfully curated and will be sent to Indigenous communities in need as part of the Happy Box Project.
A ‘Happy Box’ contains essential toiletry items, including shampoo, soap, deodorant, and toothpaste, as well as luxury self-care items such as makeup, body scrub, face masks, journals, and candles.
“We would like to extend our gratitude to the Kiama community for their unwavering support and generous contributions,” said Marianna Parish, Manager of Community Programs. “It was lovely to see our seniors partner up with local children to assist those in need.”
“The OOSH children absolutely love meeting up with their friends from Blue Haven”, said Sabrina Kelly, Kiama Family OOSH Director. “It is an anticipated highlight of our holiday program”.
The joint event exemplifies the power of unity across generations and the true spirit of giving. Beyond honouring the invaluable contributions of our seniors, it served as a poignant lesson for our children in the importance of compassion, empathy, and active community involvement.
For more information about the Happy Box Project and how to get involved, visit Happy Boxes Project
26th Sep 2023