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A little Christmas cheer for those in need

Launching soon at the old Exchange building at Shaw Street Oval, 5FOLD will open its doors to help with emergency relief, training and support, along with its pre-loved op shop – just in time for Christmas.

Lendlease has been delighted to help 5FOLD Director Melinda Hartley with a Community Enterprise Grant to kick-start this exciting new initiative and activate the temporary ATCO building following the relocation of The Exchange to Darrau Ave.

From November 15, 5FOLD and Dunamis Church will be running their annual Hamper Appeal to help relieve the stress of the silly season.

“We launched our Hamper Appeal on Monday, November 15 in partnership with Dunamis Church. This will be the sixth year of our Appeal in Yarrabilba and each year we help more and more families,” said Melinda.

“It is so amazing to see our community come together and provide donations as well as financial contributions which build these hampers of hope to help families with a little less stress shopping for food during the Christmas season. The Hamper Appeal ends on December 10.”5FOLD will be operating an op shop (clothes and shoes) only, as well as providing emergency relief. The breakfast club program in Yarrabilba originally started and founded by Dunamis Church will also continue this year.“

Our building will be open to anyone in our community. We have created a safe space with no judgement where you can come and enjoy a nice coffee, have a chat or just sit in our lounge room and chill out of you need it,” said Melinda.

Along with providing support and services to the local community, 5FOLD is a registered organisation to help people who need hours of volunteering approved for Centrelink and job seeker purposes. There will also be times when JP services will be offered.

To support the annual Yarrabilba Hamper Appeal, you can drop off donations at Coles where a 5FOLD trolley is positioned at the front of the store, or drop off directly to the 5FOLD store.