Show Your Heart, Thurs 28th February – Sun 3rd March 2019
Show your heart and help The Reject Shop Foundation raise funds and awareness in support kids and families affected by childhood heart disease. Every cent will help our charity partner HeartKids make a difference to young lives. Donate in store at the registers or online today. Your donation is helping kids like Charlotte.
Everyday 8 babies like Charlotte are born with congenital heart disease, there is no known cure*.
Charlotte was diagnosed after birth at just 1 day old with her first surgery within 2 weeks of diagnosis. She continues to need 6 monthly monitoring.
“It was very hard at first as we were 200km away from home, HeartKids were amazing when we were in hospital with ongoing emotional support and someone to hug when times were tough.” Kymberley, Charlotte’s mum.
Your donation to The Reject Shop Foundation allows HeartKids to provide this one on one support to families when they need it most, when their child is undergoing heart surgery or going through treatment. HeartKids can’t do it without your help.
Kids like Charlotte, and their families, thank you for making a difference by supporting The Reject Shop Foundation.
* Source: HeartKids Limited, https://www.heartkids.org.au/.
Superhero Day, Fri 15th - Sun 17th June 2018
This Superhero Day, help us help kids in need by dropping your spare change into the donation boxes located in store or online. Your donation assists us in improving the lives of kids like Huxton, who is affected by childhood heart disease.
Huxton was less than six weeks old when he had his first heart surgery. Told he would require open-heart surgery at two, his family spent the next two years living in fear, every day, that Huxton’s heart would fail. Huxton’s open-heart surgery thankfully went well, but the impact was felt by the whole family.
“For my family and I, going through heart surgery and recovery after is hard. There are days when I just break down, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I couldn’t do anything. I was trying to make it all ok, but it was actually not ok... Throughout our whole journey HeartKids has been there. If we didn’t have them we probably wouldn’t be where we are today.” Alana, Huxton’s Mum.
The continuous support of The Reject Shop Foundation allows HeartKids to employ Support Teams to be by the side of families like Huxton’s, providing them with practical and emotional support whilst dealing with the trauma of surgery.
Kids like Huxton, and their families, thank you for making a difference by supporting The Reject Shop Foundation.
Sweetheart Day, Wed 14th - Sun 18th Feb
This Sweetheart Day show your support and assist us in improving the lives of kids and families affected by childhood heart disease by dropping your spare change into the donation boxes located in store or online.
Your donation is helping kids like Poppy. Poppy lives with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which leaves the left hand side of the heart underdeveloped. Since birth, Poppy has undergone five major heart operations. Her first open heart surgery was only 36 hours after her birth, meaning that for her proud parents, Matt and Amelia, those precious first days with their new baby were filled with fear.
Poppy is one of the many children born every day in Australia with a heart defect. Like all children born with heart defects, Poppy's condition is not curable. At some point in the near future, Poppy’s heart will give in, and her only hope for survival will be a heart transplant.
The support of The Reject Shop Foundation enables HeartKids to employ Support Teams in all major children’s hospitals across Australia. These teams provide emotional and practical support to families, both in and out of hospital where they spend weeks or sometimes months and are at their greatest time of need.
Kids like Poppy thank you for your generosity in providing her and her family with support so they can live as normal a life as possible.