We are incredibly proud to announce that we are partnering with the Starlight Children’s Foundation to deliver smiles to children with serious illnesses during the July school holidays. What many people don’t realise is that whilst school holidays are all about fun for most kids, there are many who spend their holidays receiving treatment in hospital.
To give these kids and their families a bit of break during the holidays, we partnered with the Starlight Foundation to deliver AU $50,000 worth of toys, games, arts & crafts, and gift cards to Starlight Express Rooms in children’s hospitals across Australia. As well as the mass delivery, we pledged to donate AU$5 for every toy sold during this year’s Prime Day Shopping Event to the Starlight Foundation. These funds will support the work they do in children’s hospitals nationally, helping them give more kids and their families access to Starlight Express Rooms.
Louise Baxter, Starlight CEO, says, “We know happiness matters to a sick child’s development and the work we do in children’s hospitals nationally is only made possible through community support. We’re excited to partner with Amazon Australia and believe their donated goods and services will deliver happiness to kids in hospital, while funds raised from Amazon Australia’s Prime Day Shopping promotion will enable us to give more sick kids and their families access to our Starlight Express Rooms as the demand for this service grows.”
The toy drop-off started on Prime Day, July 15, and will continue throughout the month of July, delivering products and gift cards to all ten Starlight Express Rooms across Australia.
Amazon's director of Prime, Arno Lenior, said of the parnership, “This Prime Day we’re proud to support Starlight and deliver smiles to ill children. We hope our support can help give sick kids and their families a bit of break during the school holidays, as well as helping Starlight continue with their much-needed services into the future.”
To learn more about the Starlight Foundation head to www.starlight.org.au.