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A Little Ray of Giving

By Lexi van Heemert

Over 400 families will spend Christmas at a Ronald McDonald House while their child is in a hospital away from home. Drop a present into our office from 29th November to 17th December and we’ll make sure it gets to a deserving family.

A little Ray of Giving is a program where Ray White offices partner with local community charities across New Zealand to deliver an inspiring Christmas campaign – to provide a little extra light for many in the festive season.

A Little Ray of Giving is an annual program run by Ray White offices to collect gifts for families in need across New Zealand and Australia. First, run in 2012, the Little Ray of Giving program intends to support and put smiles on the faces of some very special children this Christmas – by simply seeking donations of gifts from their local communities. The donations are then distributed by Ray Whites Offices, and partnered charities, to either families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses or local charities across New Zealand.

More than 3,000 gifts were collected by Ray White in New Zealand alone in 2014, and countless donations of food, vouchers, and other items were also donated via the program.
Christmas is a special time of year shared with family, spending quality time with one another and enjoying the festivities. However, in an instant, everything can change. This is the reality for many families across New Zealand. Christmas time can often place families under immense emotional, physical, and financial stress, so our ‘Little Ray of Giving” program is hoping to ease a little of that stress.

“We are extremely proud of our Ray White New Zealand Offices who have embraced the Little Ray of Giving program for another year – to help support Ronald McDonald House and those in their local communities. Christmas is about family. The thoughtfulness and generosity of our members and communities who have embraced the program are tremendous and have brought festive cheer to so many families right across New Zealand this year. Sometimes just a small gift can make the biggest difference to someone in need.” said Carey Smith, CEO of Ray White New Zealand “I’d like to thank all our members, and the public, for their support of this initiative.”

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