Christmas Connections

Christmas… tis’ the season for joy, celebration, giving and spending time with the people you love. For some, it’s a season where they feel more alone, more isolated, or more unable to provide for the people they love. 

To help close this gap and bring connection this Christmas, Salt 106.5 has partnered with some great organisations across the Coast, giving you the opportunity to spread a little hope, joy and love this Christmas season.

Volunteer

Build a Christmas Hamper


Volunteer Christmas Connections

Volunteer

Suncoast Care

Help with the packing and distribution of Hope Hampers with Suncoast Care. A fun place to volunteer your skills and share your experience, make new friends and be part of a dynamic, growing team. Volunteer shifts are between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday – volunteer hours can be flexible to suit your availability. Find out more and apply online at suncoastchristiancare.com.au/volunteer. 

Location: 24 Howard Street, Nambour

The Shack Community Centre

The Shack’s Trees of Hope Christmas campaign starts November 1. You can donate non-perishable goods to make a “tonne” of difference in the lives of families across the Sunshine Coast. So start collecting items now, in time for the drop-off period from November 1.

Got some free time? Consider volunteering some time to help put the hampers together. Contact The Shack on 07 5441 5928 to find out more.

Location: 19 Price Street, Nambour


Build a Hamper

Build a Christmas Hamper

Gateway Care Centre, Caloundra

Gateway Care Caloundra is a local charity organisation helping support Sunshine Coast families doing it tough or in crisis. You can help them build Christmas hampers by donating food items that are grocery items within best before and/or use by dates.

Alternatively buy a $30 RACK vouchers to spread Random Acts of Community Kindness ($30 off a struggling families groceries) helping those in crisis this Christmas season.

Got some free time? Consider volunteering some time at Gateway – lending a hand to help others.

Location: 11 Helen Street, Caloundra West 

The Shack Community Centre

The Shack’s Trees of Hope Christmas campaign starts November 1. You can donate non-perishable goods to make a “tonne” of difference in the lives of families across the Sunshine Coast. So start collecting items now, in time for the drop-off period from November 1.

Got some free time? Consider volunteering some time to help put the hampers together. Contact The Shack on 07 5441 5928 to find out more.

Location: 19 Price Street, Nambour

Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre

The Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre wants to partner with you to “Adopt a Family” this Christmas – an opportunity to choose a family to support financially for Christmas by gift and/or hamper donation. Keep your eyes on the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre Facebook page throughout October if you would like to participate.

The need for support continues to grow this year, as families who are doing it tough, with increasing rents and homelessness, Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre would value donations of non-perishable food items, clothing and/or fuel gift cards. Find out more at maroochync.org.au.

Location: 2 Fifth Avenue, Cotton Tree


Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre

Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre and Caboolture Community Care providing emergency relief, free programs and services to the Caboolture and neighbouring area including from Kilcoy to Narangba and across to Bribie Island. Donations of non-perishable food items and toys items can be made directly to the centre from November 1. Start collecting now.

Location: 9 George Street, Caboolture

North Shore Community Centre

The North Shore Community Centre is a friendly, safe and welcoming space for our community to connect with others, improve and maintain physical and mental health, find support and be involved in their community. Donations of non-perishable food items and toys items can be made directly to the centre from November 1. Start collecting now.

Location: 701 David Low Way, Mudjimba 

Suncoast Care – Hope Hampers

Suncoast Care Hope Hampers aims to assist families and individuals facing food insecurity and financial hardship at Christmas.

Every year, Hope Hampers places value on Sunshine Coast families by providing food relief in the form of beautiful Christmas “hampers”, including fresh produce, Christmas treats and gifts for all family members. You can donate goods, volunteer to help, or nominate a hamper recipient.

Location: 24 Howard Street, Nambour

St Vincent de Paul Support Centre

St Vincent de Paul Family Support Centre, Caboolture and Bribie Island distribute Christmas hampers to the community in the second week of December each year. Hampers include non-perishable food items (including festive Christmas food items), gifts for children up to 18 years old (toys or vouchers).

If you’d prefer, you can “Adopt a Family”, to be given details of a particular family, including the number of people in the family, and the age of the children, so you can pack a hamper especially for them. Contact the Support Centre on 07 54957017 for more information.

Complete hampers can be packed in laundry baskets, or you can donate goods to be packed into a hamper.

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