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    Parramatta Mission

    Wednesday 1st Nov 2017 - Monday 25th Dec 2017

     

     

     

     

     

    You can make Christmas special…

    Christmas can be a difficult time of year for families in need. Presents, or maybe even a meal, being a luxury that some families cannot afford.
    Organising a food/toy drive at your workplace, church, school or club is a great way to bring joy to low income families and individuals who will be facing an otherwise bleak and desperate holiday season. With over 1500 hampers distributed to families in 2016, we are hoping to make Christmas better for many more people this year.

    What can you do?

    1. Sponsor an individual or family hamper
    Donate online to provide a hamper and gifts to individual or families.

    2. Donate food items for our hampers
    Donate individual items or collect as a group, the items on our list are ideal to fill a hamper. Please ensure that your items are donated before the end of November so that they can be delivered in time for Christmas. The list of items for this year is…

    Tinned Ham, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Custard, Pudding, Lollies, Chips, Nuts, Coffee, Tea, Long Life Milk, Long Life Juice, Chocolate

    3. Donate gifts
    Gifts are needed for all ages and interests. Toys and games for younger children (no battery operated toys), linen, toiletry packs, backpacks and bags, sunglasses, watches, wallets, books. No second hand gifts please.

    ITEMS OF FOOD OR GIFTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF OR A PICKUP ARRANGED FOR LARGER DONATIONS. PLEASE PHONE 9891 2277 FOR THE DROP OFF ADDRESS OR ASSISTANCE. ITEMS OF FOOD OR GIFTS NEED TO BE DONATED BY THE END OF NOVEMBER  TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN DELIVER HAMPERS AND GIFTS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.

    4. Volunteer your time
    Help us to sort, pack and distribute hampers during November.
    Volunteers are required Monday-Friday for a half day to assist in sorting out food and gift donations and filling hampers.
    The start and finish times, address and other details for corporate volunteer teams can be arranged with our volunteer coordinator (Usually from 9.30am to 1.30pm)
    Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Rena by phone 02 9891 2277 or email volunteer@parramattamission.org.au

    DONATING ITEMS
    If you are collecting items within your workplace or local group it would be great if you can let us know so that we can plan and anticipate how many hampers we can provide.
    Please contact Rena on 02 9891 2277 or email christmas@parramattamission.org.au

     

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