Upcoming Christmas Assistance Program

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.

Christmas can be a stressful time of the year whether you are experiencing hardship or not. Help through HCM’s Christmas Assistance Program includes food vouchers, toys, hampers and gifts.

In 2018 our Christmas Assistance Program helped over 450 families, and saw over 700 children receive gifts!

Unbelievably, it’s time again for us to start thinking about Christmas. Keep a look out for your Christmas Appeal letter in November.

These are some comments from a few of the many people that were assisted last Christmas:


“Thank you for your help, time and effort and always for your support. Merry Christmas xo K

 *Kim, 35 years old, 4 children


“Merry Christmas to all at Hobart City Mission Offices. Thank you for the help today and thank you for the community services you provide us who call upon you for assistance time to time”

*Nathan, aged 42, 5 children


“Would just like to say thank you … for the help I have received throughout the past few months due to loss of employment. I’m ever so grateful”

*Rebecca, 34 years old, 4 children


“Thank you for your wonderful help”

*Emma, aged 33, 6 children


“It’s always tough at Christmas time … we go without alot so we can give our kids the best life we can”

*Sarah, aged 37, 3 children


*Names changed for privacy