Bringing Joy to Families in Need: The Adopt a Family Christmas Appeal

Choose a local family facing financial hardship and give them a hamper filled with festive goodies.

September 12, 2023
Kate Love
Bringing Joy to Families in Need: The Adopt a Family Christmas Appeal

The holiday season is a time for connection, joy and giving back to the community. Byron Community Centre is proud to present an incredible opportunity to spread cheer and support families facing financial hardship through the Adopt a Family Christmas Appeal.

This heartwarming initiative invites individuals and organisations to extend a helping hand to selected families by creating special hampers filled with quality non-perishable festive foods, gifts and vouchers valued at $100. Families in need are identified through Fletcher Street Cottage and food rescue service Liberation Larder.

Here's how you can play a part in making this holiday season extra special:

Step 1: Choose a Family

From our carefully curated list, select a family you'd like to support. Each family is identified by a unique number.

Step 2: Confirm Your Adoption

Reach out to the Byron Community Centre at (02) 6685 6807 and provide the number of the family you've chosen to adopt. This step helps us update our records and ensures families aren't duplicated in the generosity of our community.

Step 3: Create a Thoughtful Hamper

Put together a heartfelt hamper filled with festive items that will bring joy to the chosen family. Aim for a value of $100 in non-perishable foods, gifts and vouchers.

Step 4: Deliver Your Gift

Bring your assembled hamper to the Byron Community Centre reception on Wednesday 13th December. We'll ensure that your thoughtful donations reach the families in time for the holidays.

Meet the Families:

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

Each family represents a unique story and an opportunity for us to come together as a community and make their holiday season brighter through our generosity and support. Your kindness can truly make a difference in the lives of these families during what should be a season of joy and togetherness. Every contribution, big or small, counts in making this initiative a success.

Let's come together as a community and ensure that every family feels the warmth and love of the holiday season. Thank you for joining us in spreading kindness and making this time of year brighter for those who need it most.

Join us in making a difference this Christmas!

Special thanks to The Northern Rivers Times