The 2017 Target and UnitingCare Christmas Appeal launched on November 6 in Target stores nationwide. All funds raised and gifts given through the Appeal are used to assist families and individuals that need a helping hand at Christmas.
With the help of everyone in Australia, we hope to raise $1.5 million through the appeal to support community services across the UnitingCare network. How do I participate
1) Buy a bauble tag at Target store registers for $1
2) Donate a gift at a Target store giving tree
3) Make a donation or sign up to host a gift-giving tree on the Appeal website
Yes, it’s time for our annual Christmas campaign!
As many of you know, during November UnitingCare Kippax gives everyone the opportunity for people to donate a hamper bag of groceries to help support families in our community who are doing it tough. While these families may be able to make ends meet during the year, additional expenses that occur at Christmas, or when there are health problems, or loss of a job, they simply cannot stretch the family budget far enough. The hamper of food and toys we are able to provide means that they can celebrate Christmas.
So if you can come and collect an empty hamper bag or two, fill it with the items listed on the bag, and return it by the 10th of December that would be fantastic! The food listed comes in at just over $30 if you shop at Aldi. If you would prefer to give the money for someone else to do the shop, there will be envelopes available from Sunday 12th of November.
It was a real pleasure to once again attend the Hands Across Canberra annual lunch. This event links charities like ours with businesses and organisations that are keen to make a contribution to our community. It is such a great opportunity and we’re looking forward to building strong links with a couple of new corporate partners as a result of today’s event.
Hands Across Canberra provides support for fundraising in a range of ways – like our “donate now” button on the right of this page! It’s a great organisation that raises funds that help people right here in Canberra. Your support means better support for our community.
Come and bag a bargain at the Kippax Monster Garage Sale from 8am – 1pm on Saturday November 4. There’ll be lots of pre-loved clothing, furniture, art, toys, books, CDs and DVDs and much, much more.
We’re still looking for volunteers to help out so if you can give 1 hour or 1 day please let us know – 6254 1733.
Thank you God for our children, for all the joy and love they have brought into our lives. we thank you for their smiles, their playfulness and sense of fun. Thank you for all the love and affection they give and their willingness to trust. Amen.
Come and join us on Sunday October 29 in our 10.30am worship service as we celebrate Blessing the Children in our midst. We will ask God to bless our children as well as thank God for the blessing children are in our lives.