The Piggy Bank Appeal is the biggest annual fundraiser for Very Special Kids which aims to raise over $1 million to support families of children with life-threatening illnesses. The Appeal runs throughout September with businesses, community groups and whole towns getting together to organise activities which raise money for this unique Victorian organization.
Activities are often centred around a visit from one of the five giant (700kg) piggy banks. The piggy banks: Penelope, Percy, Princess, Patrick and George drive throughout Melbourne and Victoria. They are accompanied by a wonderful group of volunteers, visiting hundreds of towns and cities to collect donations, sell merchandise and distribute information about Very Special Kids. The 2009 Piggy Bank Appeal raised $968,000 and They're aiming to raise even more during the 2010 Piggy Bank Appeal.
The 13th annual Piggy Bank Appeal runs from Friday 3 to Sunday 26 September 2010. To find out more visit : 2010 Piggy Bank Appeal