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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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Christmas Assistance Program Provides Relief to Families

A recipient at Hobart City Mission's Christmas Assistance Program picking toys for her child

Our Christmas Assistance Program ran again in December 2020, despite the difficulties faced due to the COVID-19 crisis. With the support of the community, we were able to provid food packs, food vouchers and toys to families struggling to make ends meet. Over 780 families received Christmas Assistance, thanks to your very generous toy donations …

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Spread Love & Light through the Christmas Assistance Program

Man with Santa Hat with Christmas Gifts

Every year, with the support of the local community, Hobart City Mission runs the Christmas Assistance Program to help those who are doing it tough in the lead up to Christmas. 2020 has been particularly challenging for many in our community. The impact that COVID-19 has had amongst the most vulnerable has created widespread uncertainty. …

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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

male and female volunteers sorting through toys stacked on a table

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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