WHILE many people are excitedly making plans for their Christmas festivities, others are beginning to worry about how they will provide food and presents for their families.
After a hard financial year, sadly many families in Logan will struggle to treat their loved ones this holiday season.
But their Christmas is set to become a little bit brighter with The Reporter's Adopt-a-Family appeal.
Through the Adopt-a-Family program, residents will be able to adopt a struggling family and help them have a merry Christmas by donating food, treats and presents.
With Christmas just 70 days away, many of the community groups have already started collecting donations.
Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association community development officer Colleen Benson said her centre already had a list of more than 200 people asking for help.
"It has been a really hard year for everyone, and with Christmas approaching, we are seeing more and more people coming to us asking for help."
"They want to provide a nice day for their families, but are unsure if they can afford it.
"So our aim is to make sure they have a great Christmas with all the trimmings."
Mrs Benson said people were finding it hard to survive due to the rising cost of living.
"In the past few months, things like petrol and electricity have continued to go up and up," she said.
"It makes it very difficult for people to budget for other things in their life when the bills keep increasing."
With the centre once again calling for donations of food hampers, Mrs Benson said she knew she could rely on the kind and giving hearts of Logan residents to help their fellow community members.
"In the past few years, this program has been a great success," she said.
"Logan residents have been so generous in what they have donated to help these families.
"I hope once again we see the level of generosity which we have seen in previous years.
"So we are looking for food items which will not spoil and hopefully some treats for the families, which they normally wouldn't get."
A full list of the families from each centre will be listed in The Reporter in the coming weeks.