Yar­ra­wonga Health ‘pay it for­ward’

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

al sup­port of the Ig­nite Life Church to as­sist vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple/fam­i­lies in the com­mu­nity.

“Our pre­vi­ous years’ ap­peals have been ex­tremely suc­cess­ful and there is a recog­nised need within our com­mu­nity.” said Yar­ra­wonga Health’s Stephanie Kennedy.

“We will con­tinue to en­deav­our to fill that need but we need sup­port from mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to en­able us to de­liver this as­sis­tance.”

This year Yar­ra­wonga Health is part­ner­ing with the com­bined churches of Yar­ra­wonga, who have pledged a fi­nan­cial dona­tion, as well as Food­share who will as­sist with the food ham­pers.

There will be Christ­mas trees to ac­cept do­na­tions at Judd’s Mens­land, ClubMul­wala and Coun­try Bud­dies where chil­dren’s presents, vouch­ers and do­na­tions will be ac­cepted.

ClubMul­wala will also con­tinue their sup­port with non-per­ish­able food items and gifts from their “Gift Tree” to the Yar­ra­wonga Health Christ­mas ap­peal, along with any do­na­tions from their mem­bers and guests.

Vin­nies will also be contributing to fill­ing the need within the com­mu­nity.

“With all groups work­ing to­gether, hope­fully we will be able to as­sist our vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren, adults and fam­i­lies at a very fi­nan­cially stress­ful time of year,” said Ms Kennedy.

“Last year the staff de­liv­ered the presents to each in­di­vid­ual fam­ily, the look on their faces is price­less and what Christ­mas in a com­mu­nity such as Yar­ra­wonga is all about.”

Any­one wish­ing to do­nate to this cause in any­way, please con­tact Yar­ra­wonga Health Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, or leave your dona­tion at Judd’s Mens­land, ClubMul­wala or Coun­try Bud­dies.

Fam­i­lies can reg­is­ter for as­sis­tance by con­tact­ing Yar­ra­wonga Health Com­mu­nity Ser­vices on 5743 8111 with reg­is­tra­tions clos­ing on De­cem­ber 14.

Yar­ra­wonga Health staff with a num­ber of items that can be do­nated as part of their Christ­mas pro­gram.

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