In the news – PresCare making spirits bright

19 December 2014

PresCare’s Sunshine Coast Community team are participating in this year’s Adopt-A-Family initiative run by the Sunshine Coast Daily newspaper. The program has been around for more than 20 years now, which aims to bring some Christmas cheer to the lives of vulnerable families and individuals that are facing hardship during this time.

In total, over 600 families have been nominated a
nd some basic details shared in the local paper. The idea is that the community rally behind these families and selects one they would like to provide a Christmas hamper for.

Client Relations Officer Dona Shelly nominated 16 PresCare clients that have faced a difficult year and says she has been overwhelmed by the level of generosity from the local community.

“It’s been so wonderful to see the local community rally behind others less fortunate, and to spread the Christmas cheer.”

More than 16 hampers have been donated by local families, businesses, associations and individuals, meaning that the Kawana Community Care team have been able to deliver hampers to all 16 clients nominated as well as a few extra that are also doing it tough.

The community have thought of everything, with the hampers packed full with both practical items like lens cleaners, sponges, cereal and tuna to Christmas treats like pudding and chocolates. All hampers have been beautifully presented in handy laundry baskets or storage boxes that the recipients can re-use.

Last week, a generous member of the community arrived at the PresCare Kawana office with a hamper that she had donated on behalf of her mother Betty. Instead of buying Christmas presents for each other this year, they decided to donate to a local charity, so the hamper arrived with a note that says ‘love from Betty’.

The individuals and couples have no idea they have been nominated, and each time Dona has arrived on their door step with a hamper, they have been overwhelmed and extremely thankful for the generosity of the Sunshine Coast community.