Thanks to your generous support, the 2018 Gift of Goodness Christmas Hamper campaign raised almost $78,000, which provided 400 Sydney families with fresh and nutritious food hampers just in time for Christmas.
In the campaign’s first year we were overwhelmed with the support we received from you (our always kind supporters), the Sydney Catholic Schools community and from our wonderful sponsor, Harris Farm Markets. The campaign was re-developed from an old program that collected long life, canned and tinned foods from the community to give to our families in need. While these hampers were very generously donated, they were not particularly healthy or nutritious, nor could they offer a full meal for our clients. The newly designed fresh food hampers that were provided this year came with all the ingredients to make a meal, accompanied with simple and easy to follow recipe cards so clients could provide a healthy meal for their family at Christmas.
We received many lovely messages of gratitude from our families for you, our supporters, thanking you for helping to provide such a valuable lifeline at a time of year when too many find it hard to afford even the most basic needs.
On behalf of our grateful clients we would like to sincerely thank you for supporting the campaign to provide precious support in their time of need.