Rural Aid is asking school students to lift the spirits of farmers around the nation by creating homemade cards with a special and personal message.
CEO of Rural Aid, John Walters said that in addition to the anguish caused by the COVID pandemic, farmers have endured years of record-breaking droughts, devastating floods and catastrophic bushfires. “After such a difficult year, we want to put a smile on the faces of Aussie farmers. Students can make this possible by getting their school involved in our Christmas Cards 4 Farmers initiative.”
“The reality is that if you eat food or wear clothes, you’re a partner in Australian farming. From fruit and vegetables to bread, meat, cotton and wool, our farmers are central to our everyday life.” John said the Christmas Cards 4 Farmers campaign had been influential in previous years. “In the past, the letters that school children have written to our farmers have had an incredible impact on the farmers’ mental health. In one special case, a schoolgirl named Matilda wrote a letter to a farmer in need which helped save his life.”
Help Rural Aid continue this tradition by creating your homemade card and sending it in before 19th November. Place all cards in a bigger envelope and mail them to Rural Aid at PO Box 1342, Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109. Rural Aid will put the card in envelopes and send them to Aussie farmers. Visit: www.ruralaid.org.au/christmascards4farmers/