Community gets behind hamper initiative

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

The community is being lauded for its generosity after donating various items towards Christmas hampers for families in need.

From the donations, about 60 personalised hampers have been put together and were given out this week.

Of all the donations, about 90 per cent were from the community and the remainder was provided through Manjimup St Vincent De Paul’s welfare team.

Hamper coordinator Tracy Lambert said she was amazed by the response from the community.

“I can’t think of one community group that hasn’t put their hands in to donate or even help pack the hampers,” she said.

“The community has blown my mind, you’re all gob-smackingly amazing.”

Mrs Lambert also added her thanks to the Manjimup Community Resource Centre, St Vincent De Paul, Manjimup ToyWorld, Manjimup Coles and Manjimup Woolworths.

“One of the reasons I’m so passionate about the hampers is because of the passion returned in times like this,” she said. In addition to Christmas-themed hampers, families with children will also receive at least one present for each child in the family.

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