Christmas can be a difficult time for families to pay bills as well as buy food and presents. This is especially true for people on a low income as a result of unemployment, reduced work hours, fragile mental or physical health, increasing rent or housing costs, and struggling with the increasing cost of living. With the current economic climate we predict that the demand for assistance at Christmas will increase once again in the City of Knox.
The Knox Community Christmas Support (KCCS) project aims to reach more families and individuals in need with a hamper of festive food and a selection of quality gifts for children. In 2017, we assisted over 1,179 people within the Knox community.
The not-for-profit organisations involved include, RAFT Anglican Church, Rowville Baptist Church, Hillview Community Church Inc, Salvation Army Rowville, Mountain District Vineyard Church, Wantirna Seven Day Adventist, Highway Christian Church, Lions Club of Rowville, and the Rotary Club of Boronia, Knox Infolink Inc.
The success of the project is dependant on gaining the support of local business, schools and community organisations around Knox.
How can you assist?
Partner with the Knox Community Christmas Support to make ‘The Appeal’ a project with your staff by collecting:
- Donations of non-perishable festive food
- Quality gifts for children (new)
- Gift vouchers for teenagers;
- Giving monetary donations are tax deductable. Website: www.givenow.com.au/sharing the joy or icon above.
- Organising a fundraising activity
- Volunteering time