Adopt a family this Christmas
WITH Christmas fast approaching, planning for the festive season is well under way in most Ipswich households.
However, some 300 families are facing a Christmas lunch without the goodies most people come to expect.
The Queensland Times has published the full list of families to benefit from the annual Adopt-a-Family Appeal today.
Appeal co-ordinator Bernadette Mohr said sadly there were many families in the Ipswich community who were dreading the festive season.
"With just six weeks to Christmas, most people are booking holidays or organising who will attend Christmas lunch this year," Ms Mohr said.
"With your help, we could change the sadness of not being able to enjoy Christmas into a joyous occasion."
The appeal, now in its 25th year, aims to help around 300 families celebrate a Christmas they otherwise would not have had.
Donations of non-perishable food can be dropped at the old Harvest Markets shop in the Ipswich Mall from November 21, and cash donations made at the QT office at West Ipswich or mailed to PO Box 260, Ipswich Q 4305.
Cheques should be made payable to The QT Community Chest Trust, with all donations being fully tax deductible.
To adopt a family from today, call 0488842273.