Bonner Christmas appeal – help for locals doing it tough - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP alongside St Pete’s Pantry volunteer Marilyne Jacob at St Peter’s Anglican Church Wynnum.

The festive season has officially begun! This is a time of celebration and joy, but for some it can be stressful, isolating, and costly – especially during the ongoing pandemic.

Every year, Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP encourages locals to give the gift of giving by donating non-perishable food items to the Bonner Christmas Appeal. This year’s appeal has now launched and will be running until Wednesday 15th December.

Mr Vasta said the goods will be spread across Bonner’s not for profit groups where they are needed most including Mt Gravatt Community Centre, Access Street Van’s in Mansfield, Rosie’s, Beyond DV as well as church groups like St Peters in Wynnum and Citipointe Church in Carindale.

“This has been another challenging year for many individuals and families in our community. The Bonner Christmas Appeal is an opportunity for locals to spread joy and comfort to those who need it most by donating the simple food items most of us take for granted.

“While you’re shopping for your loved ones this year, I encourage you to think about adding a few items to your trolley which can make a real difference to someone’s Christmas.

“Together, let’s make sure our community can enjoy Christmas.”

St Pete’s Pantry volunteer Marilyne Jacob said, “This is such a generous appeal; there is a definite need in this community”.

“People’s money is not stretching, and Christmas is that time where most of the community wants to help,” said Mrs Jacob.

Donations can be dropped into the locations below any weekday between now and Wednesday 15th December between the office hours at each location:

  • Ross Vasta MP at 69 Clara Street Wynnum (open 8:30am to 4:30pm)
  • State Member for Chatsworth Steve Minnikin MP at Unit 1, Millennium Business Centre, Millennium Boulevard Carindale (open between 9am to 5pm)
  • Councillor Steven Huang at MacGregor Ward Office 2072 Logan Road Upper Mt Gravatt (open between 9am to 5pm)
  • Councillor Ryan Murphy at Chandler Ward Office Shop 8 Millennium Centre, 14 Millennium Boulevard Carindale (open between 9am to 5pm)
  • Councillor Lisa Atwood at Doboy Ward Office Shop 5, 1181 Wynnum Road Cannon Hill (open between 9am to 5pm)

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