triSearch is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Reverse Advent Calendar Sydney to Northern Beaches initiative, to provide food and supplies to those who need it most this Christmas.
Reverse Advent Calendar, launched in 2018 by founder Heather Luttrell, focusing on providing food to those struggling with food insecurity during Christmas.
After seeing the initiative for the first-time last year, Cindy Lambert of Vogue Conveyancing, was inspired and sought to contribute within the Sydney North Shore and Northern Beaches community she lives and works. We were fortunate enough to catch up with Cindy to hear about her passion and drive for this wonderful initiative.
Cindy was asked to fulfil 20 boxes and gladly accepted and started reaching out to friends, family and through social media for help.
To her surprise, Cindy received a massive response from the community, fulling more than 100 boxes to donate.
Going bigger in 2022
In 2022, she takes on the Reverse Advent Calendar food donation boxes once again, only this time, she’s fulfilling her obligations by taking on the role as a coordinator.
With this new role, comes to chance to make some changes suitable to the local audience in Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches.
In her inaugural year of donations, Cindy contributed her boxes to four local organsations in need, including Women & Children First, Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter, Community Northern Beaches and Foodcare Centre.
This year, as coordinator, Cindy is hoping to rally even more boxes. “We’ve made the boxes smaller and reduced the items to 12 to make it more realistic and lighter on recipients to carry and take on public transport, calling it 12 Days of Giving,” Cindy said.
“There’s a good mix of groups we’re donating to this year, which gives our participants the chance to effect different communities directly. Even in October, I’ve already have 150 people committed to 400 boxes.”
To ensure all eight organisations are receiving exactly what their demographic needs the most, she will be including suggested items in each box, customised for each organisation.
“Each box will be allocated to a charity and within the box will be a flyer with where it’s going and a list of suggestions for that particular charity,” she explained.
“I asked each organisation what things would be well received. Rather than generic items like toilet paper which gets donated all year-round, you can add more unique things they don’t get like Christmas cake, fruit mince pies, art supplies, books etc”.
triSearch get onboard Reverse Advent Calendar
With still plenty of time left in the year to pledge, source and build your 12 Days of Giving box, Cindy is encouraging everyone to reach out on Facebook to learn more and get involved.
“Most people are reaching out by messaging the Reverse Advent Calendar Sydney to Northern Beaches on Facebook or directly to me on my mobile number and email address.
“If you want to find a Reverse Advent Calendar near you, you can look up the Facebook group to see.
“For those not in a position to donate a box but still want to contribute can also send in cash and we will turn it into vouchers to add to someone’s box for you.”
As a triConvey client, Vogue Conveyancing and triSearch have partnered to ensure success in Cindy’s conveyancing, now, triSearch is hoping to help Cindy reach her pledges.
“It’s a great pleasure to have such a close relationship with our clients,” triSearch CEO, Taylah Allen said.
“It’s important for us to see our clients succeed, and when we heard about the Reverse Advent Calendar from Cindy, choosing to contribute to local communities where many of our own employees live, was a no brainer.”
How can you help?
- Reach out to Cindy through Facebook, Phone, Email to express interest and be added to the pledge list.
- You pledge how many boxes you can contribute.
- Cindy will personally deliver the boxes at the start of November.
- The box will come with a ‘Wish List’ of suggestions to help you fill it.
- Once filled, return the box to Cindy by mid-December at her home or work address.
We are excited to be working with Cindy and the team at Reverse Advent Calendar and strongly encourage everyone to get involved in this wonderful Christmas initiative. You can sign up as an office, with your family or with any of your social or sporting clubs.
For the latest updates or to get involved, visit the Facebook page.