Avnet Cares recently had a coastal adventure with the Salvation Army’s ‘Number 47’ Community House. Eight Avnet volunteers teamed up with the Salvation Army to take the children from Number 47 Community House on a fun filled day to the Amazement Farm and Fun Park on the Central Coast.
The group of kids were aged between 13 and 17 years.
As part of the Avnet Cares program, Avnet plans a volunteer activity (employees can have one paid day per year to do this) each quarter focusing on giving its team the opportunity to help those less fortunate than them in a range of circumstances.
According to Avnet Cares, the purpose of the day was to bring joy, encouragement, support and care to the kids who come from challenging backgrounds caused by a number of different circumstances.
The volunteers from Avnet - Augustine Gomes, Rhett Taggart, Renee Rickard, Shalini Karthikeyan, Mark Johnston, Zoe Gilbert, Maria Tran, and Andreia Serrao - came up with plenty of fun games to keep the kids entertained and ran around after them all day as they explored the park.
They were involved in activities including magical maze walks, sporting games, enchanted forest walks, and animal encounters.
“The team members who attended all came back with big smiles of their faces, saying they were a fantastic group of kids and lots of fun to be around. The day was a huge success,” Avnet Cares said in a statement.