Santa’s helpers prepare to spread cheer to families across Ipswich

Cityhope Care is collecting financial donations for its annual Hampers of Hope Christmas Appeal for Ipswich families doing it tough.

The charity organisation partners with community members, schools, businesses and other organisations to bring assistance and hope to families and individuals over Christmas.

Senior Pastor Mark Edwards said the vision for Cityhope Care was to provide an immediate and practical response to individuals in need throughout the Ipswich community.

“The goal of 2000 hampers this Christmas season represents over $200,000 of support with 90 per cent heading back into the Ipswich community,” he said.

“The church has always existed to serve the community, and this is a very practical way in doing that.”
Each year the organisation packs thousands of Christmas hampers for distribution to provide assistance to local families as well as neighbouring regions.

“Cityhope Church, especially at Christmas time, is committed to providing 2000 hampers to people who are in need in Ipswich as well the Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley areas,” he said.

“Food hampers along with children gifts, boxes of nappies and other items are valued up to $200 each and will head out to families identified through our frontline agencies currently in need this Christmas.”

An array of items included in this year’s Hampers of Hope.

Christmas hampers will be delivered by frontline agencies and schools to registered families from 1 to 14 December.

Frontline agencies including schools can nominate families for Hamper of Hope this Christmas here or by contacting the team on [email protected]. The closing date for registering for hampers has been extended to 28 November 2019.

For more information or to register your interest and volunteer to join Cityhope Care’s community packing days on 29 and 30 November visit here: https://cityhopecare.com/christmasappeal

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