Thank you for brightening Christmas

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2020 was a particularly hard year for Yolanda. With job loss, a relationship breakdown, and four children to feed, Christmas was going to be tougher than ever. “Everyone goes through a tough time sometimes and 2020 was hard for everyone with COVID”, says Yolanda. This was the first year that Yolanda applied for Christmas Assistance, …

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Aveo Derwent Waters comes together to gift a brighter Christmas

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The 2019 Christmas Assistance Program provided 670 families with food and toys for Christmas. These families are generally doing it tough and struggling to make ends meet.  Every year, individuals, businesses and community organisations support the Christmas Assistance Program. They collect toys, donate money and volunteer time to make Christmas brighter for those in experiencing …

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Thank you from Joanne

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Joanne struggled to make ends meet in the lead up to the Christmas period. She wanted to provide gifts and a Christmas lunch for her family but did not have the money. Joanne has five children. Her 18-year-old and 21-year-old sons both currently live with her. Her 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old twins are currently in …

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Christmas Assistance Program Success

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The Christmas Assistance Program went ahead in December with great result! We had 670 families attend on the two days of distribution, who needed help to make ends meet over the Christmas period. Assistance was provided in the form of food vouchers, food packs, and gifts for children aged 0 – 15. The gifts, food …

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How You Can Help at Christmas

Christmas is a time of giving, and who better to give to than those struggling to make ends meet in our community. The generosity of individuals, groups, businesses and organisations is truly amazing at this time of year and people often ask us how they can best help to make Christmas special for those in …

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Commonwealth Bank’s Christmas Toy Drive

Commonwealth Bank is supporting our Christmas Assistance Program again this year by hosting Toy Drives at eleven Southern Tasmanian branches.  Pop in to any one of the branches between 25th November and the 11th December to donate a toy or gift, and help brighten Christmas for a child in need.  Gifts should have a broad …

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