"Adopt a Family" Christmas Appeal Spreads Festive Cheer Amongst Families in Need

Would you like to create a festive Christmas hamper for a local family in need this holiday season?

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As the holiday season draws near, Byron Community Centre announces its heartwarming initiative, the "Adopt a Family” Christmas Appeal, aimed at extending joy and support to families experiencing financial hardship in the Byron Shire.

With the spirit of giving in full swing, Byron Community Centre invites individuals and businesses to participate in this uplifting program designed to brighten the holidays for families facing adversity. The initiative seeks donations of bespoke hampers containing quality non-perishable food, meaningful gifts and vouchers valued at $100 per family.

Families in need are identified through partnerships with Fletcher Street Cottage, a homeless hub managed by the Byron Community Centre, and Liberation Larder, a food rescue service. Participating is straightforward:

Choose a Family:

Select a family from the provided list, each identified by a unique number.

Confirm Your Adoption:

Contact Byron Community Centre at (02) 6685 6807 to confirm the family you've chosen to support.

Create a Thoughtful Hamper:

Assemble a festive hamper with items that will bring joy to the chosen family, aiming for a value of $100 in non-perishable food, gifts and vouchers.

Deliver Your Gift:

Drop off your hamper at the Byron Community Centre reception on Wednesday 13th December, ensuring it reaches the families in time for the holidays.

Let's unite as a community to ensure every family feels the spirit of the season. Your engagement in spreading kindness amplifies the festive spirit, bringing brightness to those who need it most.

Meet the Families

  1. Single Mum with a 1-year-old daughter
  2. Single Mum with a 5-year-old boy and a 19-year-old boy
  3. Single Mum with a 16-year-old boy
  4. Single Mum with a 13-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and a 9-year-old girl
  5. Single Mum with a 2-year-old girl
  6. Single Mum with a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old 
  7. Single Mum with a 6-year-old boy
  8. Single Dad with a 6-year-old girl
  9. Single Mum with a 5-month-old girl
  10. Single Dad with a 14-year-old boy
  11. Single Mum with one child
  12. Single Dad with an 18-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl
  13. Single Mum with a 17-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl
  14. Single Mum with a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl
  15. Single Mum with a 6-year-old boy 
  16. Single Dad with an 18-month-old boy

For further information and to participate in this initiative, please call the Byron Community Centre on (02) 6685 6807.

The Adopt a Family Christmas Appeal embodies the true essence of community unity and compassion. It's an opportunity for each of us to make a tangible difference in the lives of families who might be struggling during this festive period. Witnessing the generous support from our local community is incredibly heartening. By coming together, we not only provide essential resources but also ignite hope and joy, ensuring that every family feels embraced by the joy of the season. The impact of this collective effort is immeasurable, and we're deeply grateful for every act of kindness. - Kate Love, Communications Manager

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