There's just a few days left to become part of the Adopt A Family campaign, ensuring those who struggle to make ends meet can have an enjoyable Christmas in 2021.
First Nations – Community Engagement Coordinator Raylene Chambers said it was the first year that Edon Place had taken over the Adopt A Family campaign, which had been running in the region for 25 years prior.
“The very generous community of Bundaberg steps up to support disadvantaged families by donating presents and help deliver some festive cheer to those who need it most,” she said.
“Christmas is a special time of the year and we would like all families to be able to celebrate and take the financial pressure off.
“In the face of our region suffering many setbacks, and more importantly, many local families experiencing financial hardship, Edon Place unanimously agreed that this year was the most vitally important in supporting the community.”
Raylene said the 2021 year had been hard on many but with a little support from the surrounding community, it could end with some happiness and hope.
“With so many people impacted by job losses, financial stress, and isolation from family in the wake of COVID-19 and associated restrictions, to give a little at this time can make a huge impact on those who are facing a bleak Christmas,” she said.
“For the families that receive the gifts it will relieve some of the extra stress that they feel at this time as well as sharing the Christmas magic with the children.
“It is sure to add warmth to your Christmas morning, knowing that an adopted family will be excitedly opening the presents that you have chosen for them, filling them with a joy that otherwise they would not have.”
Community members can get involved by providing hampers of non-perishable food and toys as part of the Adopt A Family campaign.
Donations will be accepted until Friday, 10 December, 2021.
To find out more contact Edon Place on 4153 6820.