Call for hamper donations
A VOLUNTEER organisation and the City of Bayswater are aiming to collect and send out 4000 hampers to families in need as part of a joint Christmas Food Appeal.
St Vincent de Paul Society and the City are calling for people to donate non-perishable food, new toys, general Christmas items and toiletries as part of the appeal.
The items will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers before Christmas.
St Vincent de Paul Society state president Robert Burns said there was a big demand for hampers from the whole metropolitan area. “We help people all year and compile lists of people who need assistance and we collect all this and take the hampers out to them,” he said.
Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the City urged people to “dig deep” for those in need this year.
Non-perishable food items can be left at the collection points at the City of Bayswater Civic Centre, Paddy Walker Works Depot, Morley and Bayswater libraries, The RISE and Bayswater Waves Aquatic Centre until December 8. For details visit www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/events.
Robert Burns and Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull with a St Vincent de Paul hamper.