11 fam­i­lies need help this sea­son

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

YOU could help strug­gling fam­i­lies this Christ­mas as part of the Adopt-A-Fam­ily ap­peal – there are still 11 dis­ad­van­taged fam­i­lies that need a help­ing hand.

Only days re­main be­fore the cut-off date of De­cem­ber 14 to “adopt” a fam­ily in need.

The Adopt-a-Fam­ily ap­peal works with lo­cal char­i­ties such as Angli­care and St Vin­cent de Paul to iden­tify fam­i­lies who are less well-off and rely on the gen­eros­ity of the com­mu­nity.

“Adopt­ing” a fam­ily means do­nat­ing gifts, ham­pers or food, any­thing that could make a world of dif­fer­ence to some­one’s Christ­mas sea­son.

Lo­cal busi­nesses such as Oak­vale Homes Gympie are also get­ting be­hind the cause and of­fice man­ager Daphne Back­house speaks of the im­por­tance of giv­ing back.

“We un­der­stand that Christ­mas can be a stress­ful time for some peo­ple and not ev­ery­one is as well-off as they would like to be,” she said.

“Ev­ery­one should have the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a nice meal with their fam­ily and loved ones.”

So far this year 50 fam­i­lies have been “adopted” thanks to the gen­eros­ity of Gympie.

If you would like to make Christ­mas a more mem­o­rable time for the 11 re­main­ing fam­i­lies, phone Shelli from Angli­care Gympie on 5480 4731.

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