‘Tis the season of giving, and at Bonds we’re aiming to give back to those families who may have had rough time of it lately. Families who have been affected by childhood heart disease (CHD). This Christmas, we’re teaming up with the workers at HeartKids, Australia’s only national organisation to fund medical research into childhood heart disease and support kids living with heart disease.
HeartKids offers support and information for affected families, raises awareness and drives world class research into the causes, treatment and management of CHD to improve the lives of ‘heart kids’ and their families. They also have representatives at all major children’s hospitals providing advice, information and support where it’s needed. In the last 12 months alone, they have helped over 10,000 families across the country.
The important stuff:
Did you know?
Every day in Australia 8 kids are born with a heart defect, joining the tens of thousands already battling with heart disease.
Childhood heart disease (CHD) is not a single condition. It is an umbrella term that covers all heart defects present at birth (congenital), as well as those acquired in childhood as a result of other illnesses.
CHD is the largest cause of death of Australian children under the age of 1.
How can I help?
Simply visit one of the selected Bonds stores, listed below, and purchase one of our Bonds gift bags – either a large bag for $5 or small bag for $3. 100% of profits from each bag sold will be donated to HeartKids. These cute, fun canvas drawstring bags make the perfect gift for that special someone. Plus, you’ll also be helping to mend a broken heart this Christmas.
Also on the 26th November 2016, for one day only, for every Bonds Zippy sold we’ll donate one baby item to HeartKids. These items will be given to children affected by CHD to help make their lives a little more comfortable. Check out our Advent Calendar for these and other great daily offers and giveaways.
You can also donate directly to HeartKids online, make a regular gift, get involved in fundraising efforts or opt to volunteer your time. For more information on how to help, visit www.heartkids.org.au/how-you-can-help/
Participating Bonds stores:
Bonds Kids Miranda
Bonds Rouse Hill
Bonds Kids Bondi
Bonds Pacific Fair
Bonds Kids Chadstone
Bonds Kids Highpoint
Bonds Kids Doncaster
Bonds Fountain Gate