The Gympie Times’ Debbie Rowlands talks to Cooloola Christian Radio’s Noela Hooper, Ruth Thomason and Gordon Thomason about the Christmas appeal.
The Gympie Times’ Debbie Rowlands talks to Cooloola Christian Radio’s Noela Hooper, Ruth Thomason and Gordon Thomason about the Christmas appeal.

Give a festive kilo of kindness

CHINESE philosopher Lao Tzu said kindness in giving creates love.

This festive season you can help spread the love by contributing to the Adopt-a-Family for Christmas appeal and you can even do it by the kilo.

Cooloola Christian Radio FM 91.5 is joining The Gympie Times in the annual appeal that brings Christmas joy to struggling families.

The radio station is calling their effort a “Kilo of Kindness” and they’re asking listeners to drop in to their office and donate a kilo of non-perishable goods or a kilo of coins to buy goods.

Adopt-a-Family co-ordinator Deb Rowlands welcomed Cooloola Christian Radio onboard the APN Australian Publishing initiative and said this year they had about 50 Gympie region families of all ages and sizes in need of help.

The Adopt-a-Family for Christmas appeal involves local charities and provides donations to struggling families during one of the toughest times of the year,” Ms Rowlands said.

To give a “Kilo of Kindness” people can drop their donations of goods or coins off at Cooloola Christian Radio Station, at 31 Parsons Road, from 9am to 3pm, or contact them on 5482 1769.

And The Gympie Times is calling on its readers as well as local clubs, schools and businesses to provide donations. Items can include toiletries, gift vouchers, children’s toys, children’s books and non-perishable goods.

For more information on Adopt-a-Family call Deb Rowlands on 5480 4237 or email deb.rowlands@gympietimes.com

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