Families in the Bundaberg Region have been given a helping hand this Christmas with Global Care providing 300 hampers to those in need.
Global Care’s Carrie-Anne Fischer is hoping the generosity of others will help to cheer people up this Christmas, and she thanked the community for their donations.
Carrie-Anne said a number of local businesses helped provide essential items for the hampers, and the local Girl Guides gave them $1000 in funds they had raised to help the cause.
“We’ve been donated groceries from Woolworths Bargara, and Silly Solly’s gave us a complete discount… and the Girl Guides raised over $1000 in groceries that we can hand out to people,” she said.
“It’s to cheer people up over Christmas, some people in Bundy are doing it real tough so this will just make it a little bit nicer for them.
“We have two families that have got 15 children in their household, and there’s 18 of them living in the house.
“So, we give them a family hamper; it has candy canes, jellies, custards, shortbread biscuits, and tooth paste which is always good for all those candies!”
Carrie-Anne said supporting others in need, especially at Christmas, was very rewarding and she enjoyed donating her time to help.
“We have low-cost groceries, the bread is always free – that’s donated by Coles, Aldi and Woolworths,” she said.
“A big thanks to all the stores – they are really great.
“We also have emergency food hampers all throughout the year for people who are struggling and sleeping in their cars.”
Marjorie Hicks is one of the many locals who are thankful for Global Care’s hampers, and as a grandmother helping to raise small children, she couldn’t believe the kind gesture.
“We have three 16-month-olds running around the house, and we also have other grandkids that come – they are all going to have fun,” she said.
“Global Care is excellent – we come here all the time and get bread here.
“It’s a need in these hard times – places like this do excellent jobs and they are all volunteers, they are wonderful.”
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