Supporting Knox families “doing it tough” at Christmas time
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. Every year their we be people in our community who need our support.
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
- Salvation Army Rowville,
- Mountain District Vineyard Church,
- Wantirna Seven Day Adventist,
- Highway Christian Church,
- Lions Club of Rowville,
- Rotary Club of Boronia,
- Knox Infolink
The success of the project is dependent 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 - these are tax deductable.
- Organising a fundraising activity
- Volunteering time
To register interest in the KCCS “Share the Joy Appeal”, please contact us, or donate via websites below.