Buckets of Christmas spirit
Helping others is part of YellowBridge QLD’s DNA and they will be doing it again this Christmas.
The Toowoomba not-for-profit organisation will fill 300 yellow buckets with gourmet Christmas goodies and gift them to local people who need it most.
The Yellow Bucket Appeal is celebrating its third year of bringing joy to people who either live alone, have a disability or need to know that someone cares.
“Christmas is meant to be a special time of the year filled with love and happiness,” said Penny Hamilton, YellowBridge QLD chief executive officer.
“Sadly, this is not the case for some people who will spend Christmas alone or are unable to afford extra special food to make it a memorable day for them and their family,” she said. “This year our aim is to fill and deliver 300 buckets with edible joy.”
The majority of the Christmas food and products are donated by YellowBridge staff, partners and suppliers who have embraced the annual appeal and the opportunity to ‘give back’ to others in their local community.
Toowoomba accounting firm, McConachie Stedman, has returned as the Appeal’s major sponsor which helps to cover the cost of running the initiative.
“We loved being a part of the Appeal last year and helping YellowBridge to reach their target of buckets filled,” said director Amanda Roberts.
“Helping local people by supporting the Yellow Bucket Appeal is a wonderful way for us to share the true spirit of Christmas.”
“We are really pleased to partner with YellowBridge again and our generous staff are already getting together their donations in an effort to beat last year’s contribution of 30 buckets.”
Donations will be packaged in to the yellow bucket hampers and hand-delivered by YellowBridge and its industry partners to people who are known to be in most need.
All donations are gratefully accepted and can be delivered to YellowBridge at 2a Station Street or 46 Hill Street by 15 December.
An online donations page has been created for anyone who would like to give a cash donation for the purchase of suitable food items. Go to www.mycause.com.au/page/166430