Christmas tree bauble. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Christmas tree bauble. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

Make Christmas a joyous time for everyone

IMAGINE you can't afford basic Christmas presents for your family this year.  

On top of that, you can't get together a decent meal to celebrate.  

There are many families in our local area struggling with that reality, but there is something we can do to help.  

The Adopt-A-Family for Christmas appeal invites individuals, businesses, clubs, schools, families and workplaces to join together in making sure everyone in the region has a truly merry Christmas.  

Let's make it a Christmas to remember.  

Call one the charities below and nominate one of the adoptees (by quoting the code beside their description).  

All adoptees require different donations depending on their circumstances.  

Adopt today and give locals in need a happy Christmas.  

We have many families in need so please scroll to the very bottom of the page in order to view all adoptees. ________________________________________________________________________________________   BRIGHTER FUTURES ~ 02 6662 2898 {Seeking all appropriate donations for our families}

  • LB9          Mum/Dad with Boy (5), Girl (4) & Boy (3)
  • SR13       Mum with Girl (7), Boy (4) & Boy (2)
  • SR15       Mum with Boy (8), Boy (2) & Newborn
  • SR16       Mum with Girl (2) & Girl (1)
  • AB17       Mum/Dad with Boy (13), Boy (12), Boy (10) & Girl (7)
  • AB19       Mum/Dad with Boy (14), Boy (11), Boy (9) & Boy (3)
  • AB20       Mum with Boy (4) & Boy (2)
  • MSW23   Mum/Dad with Boy (4)
  • MSW26   Mum with Boy (10), Girl (9), Boy (3) & Newborn
  • MSW27   Mum with Girl (8), Boy (2) & Boy (1)
  • MSW28   Mum with Boy (3) & Boy (6 months)
  • MSW29   Mum with Boy (3) & Girl (1)
  • CD30       Mum with Girl (7 months)
  • CD31       Mum with Boy (3 months)
  • CD32       Mum/Dad with Boy (6), Boy (4), Boy (4), Boy (3) & Boy (1)
  • CD33       Mum/Dad with Girl (8), Girl (4), Boy (2) & Girl (1)
  • CD34       Mum with Girl (5 months)
  • CD36       Mum/Dad with Girl (9), Boy (6) & Boy (1)

 

CASPA ~ 02 6627 3700

{Seeking age appropriate gifts and household items to distribute}

  • CA9       17 year old Boy
  • CA10     16 year old Boy
  • CA11     16 year old Boy
  • CA12     15 year old Girl
  • CA13     10 year old Boy
  • CA14     13 year old Boy
  • CA15     11 year old Boy
  • CA16     16 year old Boy
  • CA17     15 year old Girl

 

CHALLENGE CHILDREN'S SERVICE ~ 02 5698 1900

{Please note that the identity of Mum/Dad are also in fact Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents}

  • C9          Boy (13)
  • C10        Mum/Dad with Boy (10), Girl (9), Boy (5), Boy (4) & Girl (2)
  • C11        Mum/Dad with Girl (10), Boy (6) & Girl (4)
  • C12        Mum with Boy (14)
  • C13        Mum/Dad with Girl (17), Girl (14) & Boy (12)
  • C14        Mum/Dad with Girl (7)
  • C15        Mum with Boy (17), Girl (11) & Girl (10)
  • C16        Mum/Dad with Boy (9)
  • C17        Mum/Dad with Boy (16)
  • C18        Mum/Dad with Boy (17)
  • C19        Mum/Dad with Boy (13), Boy (8), Boy (6) & Boy (4)

 

LISMORE SOUP KITCHEN ~ 0400 340 973

{Seeking appropriate gifts to distribute}

  • L12         Single Adult Male
  • L13         Single Adult Male
  • L14         Single Adult Male
  • L15         Single Adult Male
  • L16         Single Adult Male
  • L17         Single Adult Male
  • L18         Single Adult Male
  • L19         Single Adult Male
  • L20         Single Adult Male
  • L21         Single Adult Male
  • L22         Single Adult Male
  • L23         Single Adult Male

 

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP ~ 02 6628 7936

{Seeking all appropriate donations for our families}

  • M9          Single Adult Male (58)
  • M10        Single Adult Male
  • M11        Single Adult Female (47)
  • M12        Single Adult Male (57)
  • M13        Adult Female (40)
  • M14        Adult Female living with extended family
  • M15        Single Adult Male (40)
  • M16        Single adult Male (30)
  • M17        Single Adult Male (33)
  • M18        Single adult Male (29)
  • M19        Single Female (19) with baby due in March 2016
  • M20        Male (24) living with Single Mother
  • M21        Mum (22)/Dad (33) with two children (3) & (4), & Grandmother (60)
  • M22        Adult Female (44) with Boy (13)
  • M23        Adult Female (45) with Girl (15)
  • M24        Single Adult Male (66)
  • M25        Single Adult Male (43)
  • M26        Single Adult Female (69) with puppy
  • M27        Single Adult Female (61) lives with partner
  • M28        Adult Male (52) & Adult Male (43)
  • M29        Single Adult Male (72)
  • M30        Single Adult Male (31)

 

NORTHERN RIVERS GATEWAY ~ 02 6621 7397

{To view list of families needing to be adopted please purchase a copy of The Northern Star from your local newsagent}

 

WESLEY MISSION ~ 02 6681 5622

{Seeking age appropriate gifts to distribute}

  • W9          Two Girls aged 8 years old
  • W10        Two Boys aged 8 years old
  • W11        Three Girls aged 7 years old
  • W12        Five Boys aged 7 years old
  • W13        Four Girls aged 6 years old
  • W14        Two Boys aged 5 years old
  • W15        Three Boys aged 4 years old
  • W16        Two Girls aged 2 years old
  • W17        Two Girls aged 1 year old
  • W18        17 year old Boy
  • W19        16 year old Girl
  • W20        14 year old Girl
  • W21        13 year old Boy
  • W22        11 year old Girl
  • W23        10 year old Girl
  • W24         9 year old Boy
  • W27         3 year old Boy
  • W28         3 year old Girl
  • W29         One Baby Girl (under 1)
  • W30         One Baby Boy (under 1)

    For more families available for adoption from local charities, grab your copy of The Northern Star from your local newsagent. Give the gift of giving this Christmas.


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