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Giving a SHIFT for Christmas

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Give a SHIFT fundraisers, Moyra Smith, Justine Dorrell and Prue Mitchell. Photo supplied.

The fundraising team at The SHIFT Project Byron Bay have come up with the perfect gift for Christmas givers this year – a gift for someone else.

The SHIFT Project provides a safe place to live while getting tailored support, educational pathways, work experience and to reconnect back into society with dignity and self-worth.

The SHIFT Project’s Prue Mitchell says at a recent fundraising meeting the board decided to have some fun. ‘We thought we could have a bit of tongue in cheek fun with a provocative name, while raising money for a very serious cause and “Gift a SHIFT” was born.’

The idea is that you buy a gift card – your donation helps fund the homeless program – and you have a certificate to give to your loved one (like buying a goat for a family in Zambia).

Starting at $25 the gift vouchers will go towards much-needed funds to run The SHIFT Project

Give a SHIFT certificates can be purchased at Bell & Ford, Suffolk Park Post Office, Always More, Enzo & Toto, Pack Gallery Studio, Sheona Wood Hair or you can email: [email protected]


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