The Knox Community Christmas Support (KCCS) “Sharing the Joy” Appeal aims to reach families or individuals in need of a hamper of festive food and selection of quality gifts for children and teenagers. The KCCS Appeal has assisted 5,523 people within the City of Knox experiencing financial hardship since 2010.
Christmas can be a difficult time for families to pay bills as well as buying food and presents. This is especially true for people on a low income as a result of unemployment, reduced work hours, fragile mental or physical health, increasing housing costs, the rising cost of living and arriving to Australia as a refugee or asylum seeker.
The KCCS Appeal has 7 not-for-profit organisations involved,
- Knox Infolink
- Rotary Club Boronia
- Coonara Community House
- Wantirna Seventh Day Adventist
- Restore Community Church
- Volunteer for Knox
- Raft Anglican Church
Once again, the 'Sharing the Joy' project was able to able to bring happiness to many this year. It is a privilege to share the spirit of Christmas with so many people living in the Knox Community.
2021 was a wonderful year for support and kindness. It was another year of challenges and possibilities of low support but we were pleasantly surprised! Thank you to all who generously donated. It assists relieving the financial burden and emotional stress placed on families and individuals.
To register your interest in the KCCS 'Share the Joy Appeal' please contact us on 9761 1325
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The success of the project is dependent on gaining the support of local business, schools and community organisations around Knox.
How can you assist?
Partner with the Knox Community Christmas Support to make ‘The Appeal’ a project with your staff by collecting:
- Donations of non-perishable festive food.
- Quality gifts for children (new).
- Gift vouchers for teenagers.
- Giving monetary donations - these are tax deductable.
- Organising a fundraising activity.
- Volunteering your time.