November 27, 2012
Christmas can be a difficult time for families … stretching some relationships to breaking point.
“There can be a lot of pressure and stress, and family sadness,” UnitingCare Area Manager Ros Heit said.
This means that while most of us are looking forward to a holiday break, agencies such as UnitingCare are gearing for what could be their busiest time of the year.
Every year UnitingCare accommodates up to 80 women and 100 children in the South Burnett as well as assisting up to 400 families in a number of different programs.
Kingaroy’s Quota International club recently decided to help UnitingCare by conducting a drive among its members to collect goods to donate to women in crisis.
Club president Marie Shaw and Wendy Tully handed over a bootload of items to UnitingCare this afternoon.
“I really appreciate the donations from Quota so we can help vulnerable families at this time of the year,” Mrs Heit said.
Currently UnitingCare is directly providing for four women and 13 children, plus four families.