Give gift of generosity to spread festive cheer

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Toyword owner Jenny Hanrahan, St Vincent de Paul Christmas hamper coordinator Tracy Lambert and Manjimup Community Resource Centre manager Ranui Harris welcome donations of food and toys towards the annual Christmas hamper appeal.
Camera IconManjimup Toyword owner Jenny Hanrahan, St Vincent de Paul Christmas hamper coordinator Tracy Lambert and Manjimup Community Resource Centre manager Ranui Harris welcome donations of food and toys towards the annual Christmas hamper appeal. Credit: Tari Jeffers

As the festive season approaches, people are being encouraged to celebrate the joy of giving by donating food and toys towards the Manjimup St Vincent de Paul Christmas hamper campaign.

Enough food was donated last year to provide almost 100 hampers and 90 children’s gifts to families in the Shire of Manjimup.

Each family or individual who is registered in the campaign receives a bag of food necessities, a bag of Christmas food and a toy for each child in the family.

“The hampers are personalised for the families who are involved,” hamper coordinator Tracy Lambert.

“If it’s a mum and three sons, there will be enough food for them and a toy for each of the children.

“If it’s a single woman, the hamper will be catered to her.”

Mrs Lambert thanked all the businesses and organisations that were involved, whether they donated food, toys, time or acted as a drop-off point for donations.

Manjimup Community Resource Centre manager Ranui Harris said the centre was happy to support the hamper appeal for the second year in a row.

“The CRC is so supportive of everything Vinnies does,” she said.

“Of everything we do, Vinnies has touched my heart.”

Donations can be made until December 15 at Manjimup Coles, Woolworths, the CRC, Two Little Blackbirds, Alexander’s Outdoor and Leisure and Manjimup Toyworld.

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