Adept at adopting

THE task of helping almost 70 needy families may sound like a tough challenge, but the giving spirit of the Bundaberg community has ensured not one of those families will go without Christmas cheer.

Less than one month since the NewsMail's Adopt-a-Family appeal was launched, all 67 families identified as needing assistance in the form of gifts and non-perishable food items, have now been adopted.

Lyn Alma from Uniting Care Community, one of the six charities involved in the campaign, said the generosity of the city was simply "amazing".

"Companies, businesses and families have taken it into their hearts that other people are struggling," she said.

"I am constantly amazed and very humbled."

Mrs Alma said Christmas goodies were continuing to arrive at the organisation's doorstep for the 11 families they had nominated.

"There is kindness out there - there is hope and faith in their fellow human beings," she said.

"I know the families we have identified will be very appreciative and humbled by the generosity."

NewsMail marketing manager Angela Childs said she was thrilled with the community's response to the Christmas appeal.

"We had all our families adopted one week prior to the campaign finishing," she said.

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