Gen­er­ous do­na­tions help those in need over Christ­mas pe­riod

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE COMMUNITY -

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

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SUP­PORT: An­drew Or­ford presents a cheque for $1000 to Life­line Tar­get Gift Ap­peal co-or­di­na­tor Carol Mor­ri­son and Unit­ing Church min­is­ter Rev Kaye Ron­alds.

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