Amazon Australia partners with Starlight to deliver AU$50,000 of Toys, Games and Crafts to sick kids across the country
Amazon.com.au to donate a further AU$5 per toy bought in this year’s Prime Day Shopping Event happening on 15 and 16 July
SYDNEY, Monday 15 July: Amazon Australia today announced its partnership with the Starlight Children’s Foundation (Starlight) to deliver smiles to seriously ill children during the July school holidays.
To provide sick kids and their families with some relief during what can be a difficult time, Amazon.com.au will deliver AU$50,000 worth of toys, games, arts & crafts and gift cards to the ten Starlight Express Rooms in children’s hospitals across Australia.
Each month, children and their families make over 15,000 visits to Starlight Express Rooms nationally and over the last two years Starlight has seen a 26 per cent increase in the need for its rooms.
Alongside the mass delivery, Amazon.com.au has committed to donating AU$5 for every toy sold by Amazon AU during this year’s Prime Day Shopping Event*. Prime members in Australia will have access to tens of thousands of epic deals on 15 and 16 July, with an extra 17 hours of deals straight from the U.S. available direct from Amazon.com.au.
Louise Baxter, Starlight CEO, says, “We know happiness matters to a sick child’s development and the work we do in children’s hospitals nationally is only made possible through community support. We’re excited to partner with Amazon Australia and believe their donated goods and services will deliver happiness to kids in hospital, while funds raised from Amazon Australia’s Prime Day Shopping promotion will enable us to give more sick kids and their families access to our Starlight Express Rooms as the demand for this service grows.”
Arno Lenior, Director of Prime at Amazon.com.au said, “This Prime Day we’re proud to support Starlight and deliver smiles to ill children. We hope our support can help give sick kids and their families a bit of break during the school holidays, as well as helping Starlight continue with their much-needed services into the future.”
Amazon Australia’s toy drop off will commence on Prime Day, Monday 15th July, and will continue throughout the month of July, delivering product and gift cards to all ten Starlight Express Rooms which are located across Australia.
For more information, please visit www.amazon.com.au/primeday
$5 of every eligible purchase/toy bought will be donated to Starlight Foundation. Amazon has guaranteed a minimum total donation of $50,000
For more information, please contact:
- Caroline Nguyen, Mango Communications Nguyen@thisismango.com.au, 02 8260 2151
- Gina Leung, Mango Communications Leung@thisismango.com.au 02 8260 2210
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About Starlight Children's Foundation
Starlight Children's Foundation brightens the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children and young people by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter. Since its establishment in 1988, Starlight has expanded to become the broadest reaching and most trusted children's charity in Australia. There is now a Starlight Express Room in every children's hospital in the country and over 160 Captain Starlights nationwide. This year, Starlight will refurbish its Starlight Express Rooms in Newcastle and Canberra. Last year, Starlight granted 541 life-changing wishes and delivered over 575,000 positive Starlight experiences to seriously ill children, young people and their families. www.starlight.org.au
More information on the ten Starlight Express Rooms can be seen here. The rooms are located at:
- Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT
- The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW
- Sydney Children's Hospital, Sydney, NSW
- John Hunter Children's Hospital, Newcastle, NSW
- Queensland Children's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
- Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, SA
- The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne VIC
- Monash Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
- Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT
- Perth Children's Hospital, Perth, WA
Get ready to shop on Prime Day – 15 and 16 July
This Monday and Tuesday, Amazon will provide Prime members in Australia the chance to access epic deals in the world’s longest Prime Day event. Prime Day starts at 00:01 AEST on Monday, 15 July and – for the first time ever – runs for 48 hours across the world, with an extra 17 hours of deals straight from the U.S. available for Prime members in Australia direct from Amazon.com.au.
Prime members will also enjoy free expedited international shipping with no minimum order threshold for all Prime eligible products through the Global Store during Prime Day. Not a Prime member yet? Anyone can join Prime or start a 30-day free trial at amazon.com.au/primeday to participate in Prime Day.