UCWB Stories

Dozens of Christmas hampers and children’s toys went out the door during a busy day for UCWB’s emergency relief service, The Open Door, on its annual allocated hamper distribution to families and individuals in the local community.

Sue Pastro, Coordinator Emergency Relief at UCWB, decided to make the day a fun outing this year with a sausage sizzle and face painting for children. It busy in the Lounge on Bowden as children carefully chose their favoured toy assisted by volunteers.

UCWB thanks for their generosity donors of food and gifts including the UnitingCare Target Australia Christmas Appeal, Prince Alfred College, the Rotary Club or Charles Sturt and Grange Toy Boys and St Andrews Hospital.

“It was fantastic to see so many families with children, and individuals who live in our local community, come along and take part in what was a fun day for everyone involved,” Sue says.

“We ended up distributing more than 200 Christmas hampers to people living in the community.

“Having the annual UCWB hamper distribution day is a reminder of the importance of community, no matter who you are or where you come from. The children also had a chance to have some fun and pick a special Christmas gift to take home, courtesy of our generous supporters.”

(Below) Two happy participants choose their toys.

(Above) Volunteer Tom and Coordinator Emergency Relief, Sue Pastro, ready with hampers and toys.