Gen­er­ous stranger gives this Christ­mas

Chinchilla News - - NEWS -

CHRIST­MAS was a lit­tle more merry for one fam­ily this year thanks to an ADRA ham­per and a gen­er­ous stranger.

The ADRA Op Shop in Chin­chilla ran a Christ­mas draw this month for a ham­per of food good­ies worth $150.

As part of the draw, cus­tomers re­ceived a ticket for ev­ery $10 they spent.

Shop su­per­vi­sor Paul An­der­son said the draw had equated to about $1000 spent all up (100 tick­ets).

“It was an idea we came up with ear­lier in the month, we can’t ac­tu­ally have a raf­fle within this or­gan­i­sa­tion, so we put to­gether the ham­per,” he said.

When Chin­chilla po­lice of­fi­cer James Leahy chose the win­ning ticket, he couldn’t have made a bet­ter se­lec­tion.

“The lady who won it ac­tu­ally comes from Roma,” Mr An­der­son said.

“She pur­chased a tread­mill from us last week­end and she was en­ti­tled to many tick­ets. We gave them to her and she said ‘no put them back in and give it to a needy fam­ily’, which is now some­thing we re­ally can do that we’re very happy about.”

ADRA is closed for Christ­mas, but will re­open on Jan­uary 8. In the mean­time do­na­tions can be dropped off at 74 Zeller St.

PHOTO: BROOKE DUN­CAN

HAPPY HOL­I­DAYS: Poice of­fi­cer James Leahy and ADRA store man­ager Dom Chi­ap­palone.

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