To assist with the annual FamilyCare Christmas Appeal, The Community Fund Goulburn Valley and Greater Shepparton City Council are encouraging local organisations to participate in the Baskets of Joy Christmas initiative which aims to collect donations of food items for families in need this Christmas.
Items sought for the food hampers include essential items such as toothpaste, soap, detergent. Non perishable food items such as canned fruit & vegetables, fruitcake, plum puddings , UHT cream & custard, jelly crystals, teabags, shortbread, pasta and pasta sauces, rice, cereals, cordial, bonbons and of course treats such as lollies, chips and chocolate are also welcome.
FamilyCare advocate strongly against Family Violence and would appreciate you withholding alcohol from our Christmas Hampers.
How do I get involved?
Register here to organise for a Basket of Joy to be dropped off at your place of work, school or sporting club so you can fill it.
Purchase a few extra non-perishable food items next time you shop and drop them off at the FamilyCare Office at 19 Welsford Street Shepparton
Who will receive the food I donate?
This Appeal benefits the children, young people, families and carers assisted by FamilyCare and partnering agencies throughout the year.
Please note the baskets will be appraised and repacked so that all our families recieve an equal share of your generous donations.
For more information refer to www.familycare.net.au or contact Katie on 5823 7000.
Helping to provide families with a better and brighter Christmas.