Ipswich spirit shines in Adopt a Family appeal
In only a few short weeks since we officially launched the Adopt a Family Appeal, Queensland Times readers have come out in force to support those doing it tough.
After reaching out to local charities in November, we very quickly produced a list of 80 individuals and families in need of help this Christmas.
Thanks to your generosity and support, we have already narrowed that list down to 30, with more families being adopted every day.
While there is more work to be done, the response so far shows that despite a tough year, the old Ipswich spirit is still shining brightly.
Uniting Care Queensland, who started the appeal with 10 families, notified us on Monday that kind-hearted people had come forward and adopted all of them already.
Uniting Care is now calling on those who adopted families to drop off items at the Lifeline Ipswich distribution centre at 128 Briggs Rd, Raceview, at the building where the collection bins are located.
Lifeline Regional Manager Neil Ramm said he was thrilled with the quick response of Ipswich residents.
"It has been an absolutely fantastic result this year," he said.
"Donations have not slowed down at all this year, despite what has happened."
Those with donations for Uniting Care families in the QT Adopt a Family Appeal, can ask about the drop-off point for items at the front counter of the Lifeline centre at Raceview.
For adoptees nominated by other charities, make sure you check with the charity for information on drop off points for donations.
Here is our latest list of families who still need your help
CHURCHES OF CHRIST CARE
Contact: Maree Pepper - 0431 925 705
All families now adopted. Well done Ipswich!
CHURCHES OF CHRIST HOUSING SERVICES
Contact: Connie Crookshanks or Dominee Hart - 07 3327 1674
All families now adopted.
THE BASE SUPPORT SERVICES
Contact: Belinda Suess - 3818 3118
Family 2: F62, M 38, M19, M16, F13
Family 3: F55, M18, F16, M1yr
Family 6: M43, F40, M18, M16
Family 7: F25, M39, M17, F7
Family 9: F46, F22, M19
Family 10: F34, F16, M16, M14, F8, M4
Family 11: M54, F45, F17, F16, M14, F14
Family 12: F36, F14, F12
UNITING CARE QUEENSLAND
All Uniting Care families now adopted! Great work Ipswich!
Donations can be dropped off at Lifeline Ipswich, 128 Briggs Rd, Raceview
IPSWICH ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT SERVICE AND GOODNA INTEGRATED FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE - St Vincent de Paul Society Qld
Contact details: 3819 4104 M. 0408 767142 email@example.com www.vinnies.org.au 41 Waghorn Street, Ipswich QLD / PO Box 247 Goodna QLD 4300
1. JK adult female + girl 14 + boy 10 + boy 3
2. TT adult female + adult female + adult male + boy 5 + girl 5 + girl 1 + boy 6 months
4. KH - adult female + adult male + girl 9
6. TC - adult male + girl 13 + boy 8
8. RS - adult male + girl 15 + son 19
10. BB - adult female + adult male + boy 8 + female 18 + female 20
11. CWC - adult female + adult male + adult male 64 + boy 8 + girl 7 + girl 6
13. TJ - Adult male + adult female + girl 7 + boy 4 + boy 5
14. VT - adult male + adult female + boy 10 + boy 6
15. BY - adult female + boy 12 + girl 14
QUEENSLAND YOUTH AND FAMILIES SUPPORT SERVICES (formerly Goodna Youth Services
Contact: Debra Bell 3818 1050; DianeBellpm@qyfss.org,au
Hamper delivery to: 1 Scott St, Goodna; Mon Dec 7-Fri Dec 11 8.30am-4pm
9.Male 20, girl 5
10.Male 23; Female 20