We are so pleased at how well our Christmas Appeal went in 2013. We were able to see a 41% increase in the number of hampers that we distributed. Each hamper contains all the food a family needs for Christmas Day including Christmas cake, mince pies, stuffing, gravy granules, custard and crackers to name just a few of the items. Plus there is a supermarket voucher to be used for perishable goods.
Each hamper is lovingly wrapped by our army of volunteers – we want the families who receive these hampers to know that they come with love and thought and to know that they are valued.
As much as we celebrate how we have been able to reach more families this year, and we intend to expand again in 2014, we will never forget that is all about the individual families.
One piece of feedback we had said: “I know how grateful people were. One lady in particular is really struggling to survive with her two little ones. She literally burst into tears it meant that much to her.”