St Luke's Christmas Hamper Programme
07.11.2022 presentation of $1,000 cheque by the
Parents and Friends of Sacred Heart Primary School, Yea
A significant annual outreach programme for St Luke’s, Yea is the Christmas Hamper programme. The hampers are distributed to over 60 local families. The hampers are distributed to bring a little joy to families who are struggling at this special time of the year.
All completed applications to receive a hamper are treated confidentially and the anonymous distribution just prior to Christmas is co-ordinated this year on behalf of St Luke's by Penny Bristow and Liz Cuckson.
It is a continuing blessing to receive donations from various groups and Yea organisations throughout the year. Amongst these generous donors is Rotary, the Yea & St Pat's Race committee, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Strath Creek Faith Community, plus kind individuals.
This week, on behalf of the Parents and Friends Committee of Sacred Heart Primary School, is one of many donations from community organisations towards the Christmas hampers. Fr Mario Hendricks parish priest of St Luke’s Anglican church Yea, was presented with a cheque for $1,000 by school leaders Olivia Webb and Josh Dredge. Sacred Heart students raised the money donated as part of their successful Colour Fun Run held recently. This generous giving highlights the support locally for St Luke's and this outreach programme and acknowledges the students, parents and the School's care for those less fortunate than themselves.
The packing up of the hampers just prior to Christmas is another example of the community spirit of support as many people offer to help and also volunteer to deliver the welcome gifts.