Adopt a local family this Christmas with Roseberry Qld

Adopt a local family this Christmas with Roseberry Qld

The holiday season can be a tough time for many, so why not make someone’s Christmas a little brighter by ‘adopting’ them through Roseberry Qld.

Since 2016, the not-for-profit’s Adopt A Family Christmas Appeal has helped over 800 families in Gladstone, having now expanded their support to Central Queensland.

“Our Adopt A Families are our clients, tenants and homeless in our community,” Roseberry’s Housing & Homelessness Manager Sherradean Stringer said.

“Regardless of your age or family situation, being homeless is terrifying.

“While Roseberry strives to accommodate the whole community, single people, especially those with mental health concerns, can be particularly isolated at Christmas time.

“And, in the wake of COVID-19, some of our communities could do with a little more help.

“The festive season should be a time of happiness for everyone. So we try to make it a little better with our Christmas appeal.”

Sherradean said Roseberry had families, single adults and young people that required adoption in Gladstone, Rockhampton, Emerald and Biloela, and that they could be adopted by individuals, families, businesses or even friends.

“We’re looking for anything from homemade craft items to pantry food, hygiene packs, gift cards or toys,” she said.

“We would love the presents for large families to come in a washing basket, and these can be purchased for $4 from the Reject Shop.

“Whoever you choose to adopt, and whatever you choose to donate, know that your generosity will make the holiday season a little easier for someone doing it tough at the moment.

“And on behalf of our clients, tenants and the homeless in our community, Roseberry would like to thank the community for their support.”

To ‘adopt’ a family or individual contact Roseberry’s Billie Hamilton on 4972 0047.

Roseberry is also running Adopt A Sock this year for the young homeless in our community.

As part of the initiative you adopt a pair of socks, for someone aged between 16 and 25 years, and Roseberry will “sock it forward” by donating the socks to the young people and  young families in crisis.

For more information on the Adopt A Sock Program contact Sherradean on 4972 0047.