investLogan has joined forces with Be an Elf in a bid to bring the joy of Christmas to disadvantaged children across southeast Queensland.
investLogan is supplying Be an Elf volunteers with a headquarters over the Christmas period so that the charity can carry out its much‐valued Christmas Appeal for the 14th year running.
The Be an Elf Christmas Appeal collects Christmas wish letters from disadvantaged children each year, and with the support of the community and local businesses, Be an Elf delivers these gifts to children in time for Christmas.
The Christmas gifts delivered by Be an Elf are often the only ones these children receive, sadly most of the requests are for everyday essentials.
investLogan Chairman Steve Greenwood said investLogan was inspired by the work of the Be an Elf volunteers and was pleased to be supporting such a worthy cause.
“When we found out this Logan‐based charity was going to be without a headquarters this Christmas we had to do something to help,” Mr Greenwood said.
“investLogan had a building under contract under existing landlord, Ehrich Monahan &Tisdall, which was sitting vacant.
“Chris Monahan of Ehrich Monahan & Tisdall kindly agreed to allow Be an Elf to occupy the space over the busy Christmas period.
“investLogan is committed to activating underutilised spaces across our city for social and financial returns, and we look forward to seeing the joy spread over the festive season thanks to the team at Be an Elf, and the community and businesses that support their work.”
Be an Elf Founder and President June Hintz said the Christmas appeal sees over 4,000 wish letters flow in every year from underprivileged children.
“We get all sorts of wish list requests, but most of the gift requests are everyday items most children would take for granted, such as manchester, clothing and school supplies,” Ms Hintz said.
“We couldn’t imagine not being there to support these children, particularly over Christmas, which is a time for generosity.
We are so grateful to investLogan and Ehrich Monahan & Tisdall for their support, as we wouldn’t be able to do this work without a headquarters.”