Christmas is a tonic for our souls.
It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves.
It directs our thoughts to giving.
 

B. C. FORBES

2020 has been a tough year for everyone.

The level of need is evident by the 635 phone calls received this year, from people seeking help with housing. At Christmas our thoughts are with families who do not have a place to call home. While we make every effort to make our accommodation welcoming, families tell us that it is not until they finally move into their own house, that they feel secure. 
A home of your own is always the foundation to build a strong, resilient family.
With your help, we will continue to face the challenges ahead. We have expanded our accommodation to now house up to 38 families. We will be full over the Christmas holidays, with 50 adults and 150 children.

Families Christmas wish list.
This year we asked our families what the most helpful items were to help at Christmas. Along with fish, meat, chicken, eggs, cheese, milk, they said supermarket and The Warehouse vouchers would be appreciated. Also on the wish list were vouchers to the Zoo, Kelly Tarlton, Butterfly creek – all too expensive for our families to afford. 

Christmas hampers & gifts.
150 children will receive gifts and toys, from the generous donations we receive in December. The families will receive a food hamper with a bag of sweet treats. Will you help us to ensure that no family misses out? 

Exciting new development.
In November, De Paul House was delighted to finally be advised that we had achieved Community Housing registration. This means we can begin to source and supply long term housing solutions to families. This is a huge achievement and will mean we can offer sustainable tenancies to families using our emergency accommodation. More than ever we are needing the donations of caring supporters like yourself, as we have had to cancel all fundraising events this year. Please consider making a regular monthly donation. We are aware that with the phasing out of cheques future donations will need to be made by online banking, automatic payment or credit or debit card.

We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support and wish you and your family a very joyful Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

FAMILY CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

FOOD HAMPER
$100

FAMILY PASS ZOO
$74

FAMILY PASS KELLY TARLTON
$140

MILK, CHEESE & CHICKEN
$24

SCHOOL STATIONERY PACK

$49