Project XOX – the spirit of giving this December
At Life Without Barriers, we know that the festive season can be particularly difficult for people who may be socially isolated, experiencing financial hardship or feelings of grief and loss.
In the lead up to Christmas this year, our South Australian (SA) Mental Health team launched Project XOX, seeking donations from staff and the community to provide “Something EXtra from Ordinary People this Xmas” in the form of Festive Food Hampers for people in need. The response exceeded expectations, enabling the team to deliver 260 Christmas hampers to the people we support across metro and regional areas! Many staff members volunteered their time on a Saturday to assist with pick-ups and unpacking of stock. Donations included 140 fresh hams, 130 handbags with selfcare products and, adding a personal touch, hand-made Christmas cards from Estia Aged Care residents at Kadina (who made the cards during lockdown).
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed time, money and products to help make this Christmas extra special for so many people. The generosity of the Life Without Barriers community has made a world of difference, making the people we support feel cared for and included. Special thanks to Victory Church, Woolworths and, of course, the Life Without Barriers staff who not only donated to the cause, but also took on the role of Christmas elves, delivering hampers and bringing positive cheer to clients throughout South Australia. Happy holidays everyone!
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