Karen McCoombes is the contact at the Queensland Times for this year’s appeal.
Karen McCoombes is the contact at the Queensland Times for this year’s appeal. Inga Williams

Generosity shining through in adopt-a-family campaign

IPSWICH and Brisbane communities have showed what the true meaning of generosity is by signing up to help needy residents in this year's QT Adopt-A-Family appeal.

Just one week after the 33rd appeal was launched, more than half of the 250 families in this year's appeal have been adopted.

Adopt-A-Family Appeal co-ordinator Karen McCoombes said she was pleased with people's willingness to help the less fortunate.

"People are being really wonderful in helping with this appeal," she said.

"We've had families who have contacted me to say that even though they were doing it tough too, they still wanted to help.

"We have also had a few businesses come on board to adopt multiple families."

Ms McCoombes said she hoped more people could find it in their hearts to adopt one or more of the remaining families.

"The most important part of the appeal is the food hamper which will help your adopted family enjoy a special meal," she said.

"The donated food should be at least enough for the size of your family to enjoy and include items such as long life milk, tinned food, pasta and biscuits, just to name a few."

Donators may also choose to give additional items such as washing powder, toilet paper, toothpaste and shampoo and conditioner.

"During the 33 years of running the Adopt-A-Family appeal, we have been told how excited the families we have helped were to receive presents." Ms McCoombes said.

"The presents are optional, but the kind donations will give the kids something special to open on December 25."

To find out more about the appeal, phone 3817 1786 weekdays from 9am-1pm or email aaf@qt.com.au.



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