Thank you for helping us Share the Joy
Posted on January 06, 2017
336 clients were assisted in just 17 days by City Mission’s Family Services unit.
This is an average of 21 clients per day in need of assistance for food, utility bills and toys.
We helped provide around 300 children with toys to open on Christmas Day.
“This service is a great assistance. [It] makes life easier and better for families like ours. The staff have been great and it has made Christmas much better for my family,” said one of the many appreciative parents that received Christmas toys to wrap for her children.
City Mission is extremely grateful for the support of the local community in the way of monetary, food or toy donations. The Commonwealth Bank donated Christmas hamper boxes and many schools and organisations contributed to our Toy Drive.
Without these donations, we would not have been able to assist as many families and individuals struggling at Christmas.
Our caseworkers heard many stories of hardship and added pressures associated with the festive season. Christmas is far from being a joyous time of year for some but thankfully, with the support of our local community, we were able to share the joy with many families and individuals in need.