• Jason Haines, SJC Programs Manager

Help us to help others in 2019

We hope you all had an enjoyable break over the Christmas and New Year period.

Here at St John’s Care we had a wonderful lunch on Christmas Day. There were around 300 people in attendance. We had 62 volunteers who helped to make the day special for all our guests. We had amazing food, music and a visit from Santa for the children who each received a gift. They even had a lolly bag to take home.

Oz Harvest also delivered fresh food on Christmas Day. This enabled some of our guests to take home some food to keep them going over the Christmas break.

A very big thank you goes to everyone who helped make it such a wonderful lunch, either by donating food or money, by preparing food beforehand, or by turning up on the day to help.

At St John’s Care we saw more than 600 families over a three-week period in December. Our amazing volunteers were run off their feet with the Christmas Present Room which was open for two weeks, as well as our monthly lunch and preparations for Christmas Day.

The Emergency Relief Centre was closed from 24 December until 2 January. That meant we were super busy on reopening day as many people needed help with food and other assistance.

Your continued support in 2019 will help us to help others. We couldn’t do what we do without your support.

We are extremely grateful to our donors who provide financial support. We are careful in how we apply our limited financial resources to assist our clients with bills and other support as needed. Scripts, bus tickets or MyWay cards are our first priority as they relate to our client’s health and mobility.

We are always heartened by the change in our clients when we are able to meet them at their real point of need.

Wish list: Back to school supplies such as stationery, pens, highlighters, pencil cases, drink bottles, lunch boxes, hats and sun screen

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