St Clare’s Taree spreads the joy of Christmas with hampers

With row upon row of Christmas hampers filled to the brim, St Clare’s High School, Taree is definitely spreading the joy this Christmas.

Christmas time can be tough for some families struggling with living costs and it is hoped that these 140 hampers – which were distributed to families in the Taree region – will go some way towards providing some practical support to these families.

The school would like to thank all those who donated and helped make these hampers happen -  in particular the many staff and families from the St Clare’s and St Joseph’s school communities.

A big thank you also goes out to Bunnings, Manning Valley Property & Livestock, LJ Hooker Old Bar Beach, Manning River Steel, Andy’s Cake Kitchen, Ritchie’s IGA and the Catholic parishes of Taree and Wingham for donating items for the hampers.

 “This generosity shown by all these groups is what makes it possible to provide care to those in our community who need support at this time of year,” said Deacon Vince from the St Vincent de Paul Society.

“It also speaks volumes of how much care is being shown to those in need.

“I also want to acknowledge our students who have not only supported our appeal but also helped in sorting, packing and distributing the hampers.

“This is social justice in action - well done all,” said Deacon Vince.

An excellent achievement for a great cause!

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