FOOD HAMPERS FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Central Blue Mountains Rotary supports the disadvantaged folk in the local community with the donation of goods fro food hampers.  The hampers are distributed twice an year at Christmas and mid-year.
 
In early December 2018 hamper goods were delivered to Blue Mountains Family Support Inc (Thrive) and to Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre for inclusion in food hampers to be distributed to families for Christmas.
 
Rotarians and staff members of "THRIVE" during the delivery of food for hampers.
 
CBM Rotary received the following in acknowledgements:
"A big thank you for the donation again this year. We know that there are a  lot of  families and individuals in the mountains that will really appreciate this gift.
Also thank you for the support that you give Thrive services throughout the year. It is really appreciated throughout the community.
Kind regards,   Jaime Mack, Coordinator
Blue Mountains Family Support Inc (Thrive)"
 
"Dear Central Blue Mountains Rotary Club,
Thank you so much for your wonderful food hamper donations delivered this Christmas. lt's always lovely when your team turn up with goodies. Your continued generosity and efforts ensure that some of our families and individuals will eat better than they have in a long while this week.
Having food provisions onsite also creates an opportunity for us to connect with the community and often increases our ability to ascertain if further help is needed.
Many of our hamper recipients are some of our most needy who quite often go unnoticed.
This is the third Christmas that you have included Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre in your distribution and we really appreciate all your efforts.
Regards,
Danielle Wilding-Forbes,  Community Development Worker
Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre"
 
CBM Rotary utilises approximately $1,600.00 of the funds raised from various functions during the year.
 
CBM Rotary also delivered 250 wrapped Christmas gifts to a number of community support organisations throughout the Blue mountains.  The 250 gifts were donated to our "Christmas Giving Tree" located outside Woolworths' Supermarket, Leura. 
  
Many thanks to 'Woolworths' for their generous use of their space at Leura and Katoomba along with their kind cooperation in allowing our 'Santa' to be on hand for the many children and families visiting Woolworths.
 
The following 'Thank You' note was received from 'Thrive Services'.
 
"Thanks so much for your special delivery of Christmas gifts this morning.  Could you please extend our appreciation to all at Central Blue Mountains Rotary.  We’ve already managed to give some out to families that have come in already.  I wish you all the best for Christmas & New Year – hope you have a happy & safe holidays.  Lots of cheer,
Angelique 
Sasagi | Executive Officer
Blue Mountains Family Support Service Inc."