Samuel has always been a kind and caring boy who often thinks and worries about others.
With the diagnosis of Samuel's Grandfather with terminal cancer in March 2016, Samuel learnt that children can get very sick and from this he wanted to help. He asked his parents to start a Fundraising page so he could use his Photography to raise money for Sick Children.
Since Sam started he has done over 20 Fundraisers, supported many Charities & Organisations such as the Starlight Children's Foundation, Cancer Council, Sunshine Butterflies, Fishers of Men, Logan Animal Shelter and with the help of the community raised something close to his heart over 50,000 School Supplies to children in need, he calls it Kids4Kids.
SAMUEL HAS DONE MANY
FUNDRAISING AND KINDNESS CAMPAIGNS
Samuel was honoured with The Barnabas Award for Service at School today. The Award says that Samuel demonstrates constant love and a willingness to help others in need. His faithfulness and servant heart are to be admired and respected.
Samuel started his Kids4Kids School Supply Drive that will help 9 local Schools for the children in need in Logan. This School Drive has involved many of the Community. Local Ministers, Businesses and Shopping Centres, Children helpers, Pastors, Chaplains and the local Community. Donations are currently being collected.
Selected as a COMMONWEALTH GAMES Batonbearer for the Gold Coast 2018 (GC2018) Queen's Baton Relay (QBR)
Samuel completed his 2018 A4 Calendar, Officeworks Sponsored the printing and he has 8 other Business Sponsors on his Calendar which donated and he has now raised $3000 through his Everyday Hero Samuel's Starlight Foundation Account.
Samuel is currently focused on selling his 2018 A4 Calendars and wants to raise more money to bring more smiles to sick children.
JULY TO AUGUST 2017
Samuel was part of 'The Sam3Project' that gained interest from local radio stations and newspress as it was a large Fundraising campaign for a little boy with multiple health problems. The Fundraiser involved 3 Children which raised almost $8000 and included a both a song and video done by the Children.
Collected and donated blankets to keep the animals warm at the local Animal Shelter. He also took photos of the animals to help find them homes.
Helped a special Mother for Mother’s Day by doing a Fundraiser. He collected clothing that went to the Indigenous Community in Cherboug with the Fishers of Men.
He started his own blanket collection and gave blankets to the people affected in the Floods through the Logan House Fire Support.
Samuel hosted his own “World Down Syndrome Event Day” where he took free photos for the families as he celebrated their lives.
Samuel knew of a special organisation that helped the Homeless people called the Fishers of Men. He thought the Homeless could deserve a ‘blessing pack’ as a present for Valentine’s Day. With local donations from the shops and the public he gave out 70 gift packs filled with food and toiletry items.
Samuel had some left-over stationery and thought this would be good to give to children in need. He did a video to the Community and with their amazing donations he gathered over 4000 School Supplies and gave them to 2 local Schools in Logan
AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDED CITY OF LOGAN YOUNG CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
Samuel did his very own 15 days of kindness, each day was a kindness act, he emptied his piggy bank and bought a food voucher for a family in need, he visited the Elderly in a Nursing Home organising a concert and handing out cookies and gifts plus doing many other kindness acts.
AWARDED CERTIFICATE OF COURAGE AWARD BY THE LIONS CLUB AT ROCHEDALE for a Courageous Act or Deed.
AUGUST 2016 – NOVEMBER 2016
As a gift for families who had used the Starlight Room, Samuel took family photos to give them.
MARCH 2016 – JULY 2016
Took Landscape photos for his A4 Calendar for the Starlight Children's Foundation and started to sell his Calendars.
In 2017 Samuel was awarded Young Citizen of the Year for the City of Logan.
In his School holidays and after School, he spends his time fundraising and collecting for Children and Families in need. He wants to bring smiles to others and help the sick and people in need.
He believes kindness can make the World a better place.
You can see Samuel's Photos, Fundraising and posts at Samuel G Photography & Fundraiser.
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CHARITIES AND SPONSORS
Calvary Christian College
Capture Headshots & Photography
Dream Believe Rise
JD Landscape Service
Mick De Brenni
Social Media Angel
Yellow Cab Co
D-Tec Pest Solutions
KGReal Properties Group