Call for ham­per do­na­tions

Eastern Reporter - - News -

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.bayswa­

Robert Burns and Bayswa­ter Mayor Dan Bull with a St Vin­cent de Paul ham­per.

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