Generous donations help those in need over Christmas period
THE Granite Belt community has again dug deep into their pockets and generously donated to those in need.
Members of the Uniting Church in Stanthorpe worked with IGA and the Uniting Care Target Gift Appeal to help people who were struggling in the lead-up to Christmas.
Reverend Kaye Ronalds wanted to thank members of the public and the staff of Target and IGA in Stanthorpe.
“Gifts and hampers were distributed across the district, helping around 80 people,” she said.
“In some households the breadwinner was unemployed or injured, while other families struggled with the impact of tragedy and drought conditions.
“Many people carry on without asking for assistance with the belief that there are others worse off than they are.
“I am grateful for the generous donations of gift cards, toys and groceries from local businesses and individuals in the community that enabled some people to celebrate Christmas in a way that they did not expect would be possible in 2018.”
❝ Many people carry on without asking for assistance with the belief that there are others worse off than they are.
— Rev Kaye Ronalds
SUPPORT: Andrew Orford presents a cheque for $1000 to Lifeline Target Gift Appeal co-ordinator Carol Morrison and Uniting Church minister Rev Kaye Ronalds.