Donations for the needy in the lead-up to Christmas
CHRIST Church Bundaberg is preparing for an extra busy couple of weeks in the lead-up to Christmas.
Deacon Claye Middleton said they often assist people who are homeless, struggling to feed their family, have mental illness, are suffering domestic abuse, or have just been released from prison.
"We offer food parcels, counselling, street swags, and clothing where possible," he said.
"We also offer a three-course meal each Thursday via the Dorcas soup kitchen."
Deacon Middleton said the donations from St Luke's Anglican School and their early learning centre have proved to be invaluable to the church.
"They help us to broaden our scope and offer toiletries in the form of care packs, as well as much-needed comfort such as blankets.
"Simply having something like a blanket to hold onto can help those suffering from mental illness, allowing them comfort and much-needed rest.
"We are grateful to St Luke's Anglican School and Early Learning Centre for their foresight and generosity.
"The donations we receive go a long way in assisting us to offer the compassion of Christ to those who need it most in our community."