Council staff have hampers ready for the adopted family.
Council staff have hampers ready for the adopted family. Renee Pilcher

Spread the love this Christmas

IMAGINE a Christmas without bonbons, plum pudding or fruit mince pies.

Some families in the region are counting on the generosity of others to make Christmas merry.

That’s where the Adopt-a-Family program steps in.

Gympie Regional Council’s community services’ department has decided to donate to a family in need as part of The Gympie Times’ Adopt-a-Family appeal.

Community services staff had a plan to fill one basket with goodies.

But they soon realised the joy of giving, and one basket of goodies grew to three.

“We saw the need to help others this Christmas,” community and economic development committee chairman Cr Tony Perrett said.

“Staff have put their hands into their pockets.”

Employees grabbed a few bits and pieces from health and beauty products to chocolate, traditional shortbread and kids’ toys to make one family’s Christmas extra special.

“We hope to encourage others in the community to recognise the need and adopt a family.”

This year there are 50 families in the region who need help with groceries and gifts; by adopting a family you can bring some cheer to those who really need it.

To get involved in the Adopt-a-Family appeal call Deb Rowlands on 5480 4237 or email deb.rowlands@gympietimes.com

Gympie Times


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