Baskets of Joy – for the City of Greater Shepparton 2018
To assist with the annual FamilyCare Christmas Appeal, The Community Fund Goulburn Valley and the Greater Shepparton City Council are encouraging local organisations to participate in the Baskets of Joy Christmas Initiative which aims to collect donations of food items for families in need this Christmas.
What can go in the basket?
Christmas themed items such as plum pudding, custard, bonbons, shortbread, box of chocolates.
House hold goods such as soap, detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste.
Non-perishable food items such as pasta and pasta sauce, rice, potato chips, biscuits, rice crackers, milo, coffee, tea bags, sugar, cake mix.
**No alcohol please.
Don’t worry if you have double ups or multiple quantities of a few items. Baskets will be repacked by FamilyCare staff to ensure there is an equal amount of food and goods in each before they are delivered to families just before Christmas.
Where will the basket and goods go?
All Baskets of Joy will go to FamilyCare to hand out to families in need over the Christmas period.
When will our basket be collected?
All Baskets of Joy will be collected on Monday 10th or Tuesday 11th December. They will then be delivered to FamilyCare.
What if we fill the basket before the collection date?
Well done, and keep on encouraging donations! You can go onto Eventbrite and register for another basket or simply place any additional items in a bag or box beside the basket.
Where should I place the basket?
Somewhere that is accessible to lots of staff / people such as the staff room or on a table in the middle of the office. Once the basket is in place you can send an email around to let people know it is there and what it is for.
Who can I contact if I have any further questions?
Please contact Belinda Whitelaw, Greater Shepparton City Council on 5832 9790, Katie Huddleston, FamilyCare on 5823 7000 or Andrea McNab, The Community Fund Goulburn Valley on 5832 8221.