Geelong’s CarePackage campaign is helping those doing it tough this Christmas
24.11.2021

Geelong’s CarePackage campaign is helping those doing it tough this Christmas

Image via CarePackage Socials
Words by Ashlee Simpson

OneCare Geelong is back at it again this year with CarePackage; a local community initiative supporting families who may need that little extra help this Christmas.

Organisation OneCare is leading the community initiative CarePackage to provide individuals and families “much-needed pantry items, Christmas supplies, and a thoughtful gift” to help those doing it tough to get through the holidays. 

The mission seeks to relieve the financial burden and stress with the packages, as well as to “build bridges with our community to reduce social isolation and promote the spirit of giving this Christmas”. They provide support for a variety of hardship situations such as “family violence, social isolation, mental health issues, addiction, financial loss due to COVID-19, and those who are generally doing it tough”. 

 

CarePackage partners with local schools and community organisations to distribute the packages, with a goal to reach 250 packages this year. However, the initiative requests donations from the Geelong community to help compile each CarePackage. They offer two ways to donate; either through their website where you can choose the desired amount and securely donate through online payment; or through purchasing a Coles Group & Myers, or Cotton On Group gift voucher and dropping it off at a variety of partner locations such as Cups Canteen in Mount Duneed, Geelong West Library, Barwon Valley Golf Club, OneHope Baptist Church in Moolap or Barrabool, and at OneCare themselves in Geelong West. The CarePackages are then prepared by a group of snazzy gift wrappers, shoppers, and kind souls. 

If you would like to donate to CarePackage, donate here. Or if you are doing it tough and need that little bit of extra help this Christmas, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with OneCare