WITH just one week to go, 20 Logan families need a helping hand this Christmas.
On The Reporter's Adopt-A-Family appeal list, they are among almost 100 families who have been up for adoption this year.
In its third year The Reporter's appeal, in conjunction with Logan community groups and generous residents, has helped hundreds of families have a brighter Christmas.
Organisations involved in this year's appeal include the Upper Room Ministries, Refuge in Logan for Women and Children escaping Domestic Violence, Kingston East Neighbourhood Group, Loganlea Community Centre, and Logan East Community Neighbourhood Centre (LECNA).
LECNA spokeswoman Colleen Benson said she had been humbled by the generosity of people who had bought for families who are total strangers.
"What a wonderful community spirit Logan residents have, that they dig deep and help people who are total strangers," she said.
"It's a tougher Christmas than previous ones.
"We have more people out of work, less jobs around, less employment opportunities.
"And with that Logan families are struggling to keep the family unit together."
Ms Benson encouraged people to help the remaining families, if they could.
"If you can see your way clear to help a family, it doesn't have to be a huge amount, or a huge gift, any support is appreciated," she said.
"Some of the hampers we've already received have been really large and over the top, and others have just been a green bag full.
"We top them up, but it doesn't have to be a huge outlay for families, just whatever they can afford."
If you can help make another family's Christmas brighter, please have a look at the list of families who still need help on PAGE
People are asked to adopt a family and provide them with food, presents and other Christmas essentials.