In recent years, Jess (pictured left) and her family have enjoyed a new Christmas tradition: changing lives.
When the festivities get going, Jess gets to work. Every December, she asks her nearest and dearest to collect food and essentials for families in need. For Jess, 2020 was no different.
“Collecting goods from family and friends at Christmas is the perfect excuse to catch up and spend time together,” says Jess.
Together with friends and family, Jess gathered 27 bags and 14 boxes of food and essential items in 2020 – her greatest collection yet.
“We all need to eat, so it’s a simple way people can help,” says Jess.
“It’s a great feeling to be able to help people in your local community at Christmas – and beyond.”
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Sonia shared her story as part of our 2020 Christmas Appeal, which raised over $544,700.
Sonia also celebrated Christmas with her family and friends at home.
But the festivities didn’t stop there. While picking up a food hamper, Sonia shared some Christmas cheer of her own. Sonia donated over 80 freshly laid eggs to Uniting’s NoBucks service in Hobart.
“Our chooks lay a lot of eggs, so I thought it would be nice to give them to Uniting for people who need them,” says Sonia. “It felt good to be able to give back.”
Sonia also presented the Hobart team with a tin of biscuits to say thank you.
“They do a wonderful job, and I wanted to make sure they know that it’s appreciated,” says Sonia.