Donating to the 2019 St Vinnie’s Christmas Appeal
Every year, Materials Handling proudly donates to the St Vinnie’s Christmas Appeal and, in 2019, this tradition was once more upheld.
A range of scooters and helmets were gifted to Greenslopes Private Hospital division, who will, in turn, give the toys to a number of boys and girls aged 13-years-old and under. Cementing the fundamental principles of giving and happiness this festive season, these donations will ensure children don’t go without on Christmas morning.
The St Vincent de Paul Society and their Christmas Appeal actively targets poverty and inequality. The confronting truth is that one in six Australian children live in poverty, with one in five not having enough to eat. The Christmas Appeal ensures that the kindness and generosity of contributors provide essential assistance to families, including supplying food, housing support, financial help and a special little something under the tree.
Last year, the St Vincent de Paul Society delivered around 350 hampers to families in need across the Northern Territory alone. CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society NSW, Jack de Groot, said one of the biggest issues families face is hunger due to ongoing drought, energy costs, high rents and inadequate support payments.
“For thousands of families, Christmas isn’t a time of celebration but of hunger, hardship and stress,” he said. “That’s why we hold our annual Christmas Appeal to support people doing it tough…Thanks to the community’s generosity, we’ll be helping thousands of families struggling with poverty to put a special meal on the table for Christmas.”
Every little bit counts and goes towards a family in need at a special time for most Australians. The true spirit of Christmas is found in giving to those less fortunate in the community and St Vinnies provides not only toys to children but food vouchers, hampers, clothing, support with bills, crisis accommodation and other services.
Materials Handling is proud to do its share for those in need. After all, a Christmas without joy is no Christmas at all.
If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, visit St Vincent de Paul Society’s website and donate with food assistance, giving a gift or financial help.