Christmas is fast upon us! And planning is again underway for the Jericho Road’s Packed with Love Christmas Hampers. Each year we distribute hampers to congregations so that they can be given to people who are finding life difficult and need a helping hand. We want the hampers to help create opportunities for you to connect with people in your community and show love in a practical way. The hampers contain food and gifts and each year they are given as an expression of Jesus love, letting people know that we are thinking of them at the time of our great Saviour’s birth.
Who does Jericho Road give them to?
We distribute Packed with Love to a range of different people who are connected to our various ministries.
In past years, this has included:
- Refugee families we support through Sydney Refugee Team
- Families of children attending our low-cost preschools
- Families of inmates supported by our prison chaplains
- People impacted by crises or disasters
We also provide congregations with packages or hampers to distribute to those in need within their local communities.
How can you be involved?
Nominate a hamper recipient:
- Within Sydney
If you can pick up a physical hamper from one of our pick-up locations across Sydney, you can send us information about a family that needs support and we’ll put together a hamper for you to give them. Distribution of hampers will begin from the 6th
- Outside of Sydney
Even if you’re not near one of our locations, we would still love you to take this opportunity to provide hampers in your local area. There are two ways you can do this. 1. Contact our team and see if we can arrange for hampers to get to you. 2. We can provide financial assistance to put together a hamper locally.
To nominate, fill out the Nomination Form by Monday 15th November.
Contribute to the hampers:
1.Donate goods: Food or gifts are welcome. A list of recommended items can be found at https://jerichoroad.org.au/packed-with-love/ and must be non-perishable. Please contact the Partner Ministries Team at firstname.lastname@example.org arrange a time for delivery or pickup. We are accepting goods throughout the month of November.
2. Donate funds: To be able to provide hampers in rural or regional areas we need funds. If you’d like to assist us with this, please make a donation at https://jerichoroad.org.au/donate/ and choose the option “Christmas hampers” as the purpose of donation1