Once again this year Picabeen Community Centre is looking for help to provide Christmas hampers to the growing number of local people experiencing hardship. The centre has been supporting at least 40 families and other vulnerable people with those hampers, but in the last two years, the numbers had grown to over 50 families.

People, groups or households who want to be part of this program can drop their donation at the centre.

Businesses who want to help, Picabeen can drop off a crate or basket at their premises, or they can use their own.

People do not need a red suit to bring happiness at Christmas and if you made a contribution last year you would know how meaningful your actions were to the families and community members

Picabeen can only accept non-perishable food and Christmas treats.

The centre is at 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton. Phone 3354 2555 or email info@picabeen.org.au for information.