2016 Annual Report - Page 30

A record 573 Hampers were provided to assist 1809 people (771 adults and 1032 children) who resided in the City of Frankston. Frankston Community Appeal “Live locally, give locally” 25th Annual Frankston Community Appeal Each year CSF seeks cash donations to buy non-perishable groceries to put together festive hampers – each worth approximately $85 - for Frankston families. Many local businesses, organisations and schools run their own grocery collection events and give CSF cash and in-kind donations for our volunteers to make into additional hampers for individuals. Cash and in-kind donations 2015: 573 Hampers with food and gifts were distributed to local families and people living alone. These hampers were put together using: $9,932 total cash donations up to 12th January, 2016, a significant in-kind donation from Operation Larder which supplied 325 units of ham, Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings, custard and a further large in-kind donation of cordial and mixed lollies from Frankston RSL. 15 Tubs Full Appeal Village Clinic, Mt. Eliza, has been a major donor to the Frankston Community Appeal for the last ten years. Their first target was to fill 15 fifty litre plastic tubs with festive foods of a nonperishable nature. In 2015, the Village Clinic doctors, nurses, receptionists and allied health staff, patients and well wishers filled 94 tubs – which is the most in the appeals history. CSF thank everyone involved in this campaign. Their efforts have made Christmas more festive for many, many local families. We would like to pay special mention to the driving force behind this venture, Dr. Mrin Nayagam, whose dedication has made this event such a success. The Hampers were distributed in specially-made TOTE bags made available through a special donation from Frankston Freemasons and their Grand Lodge. An estimated $28,845 value of groceries, gifts and toys were donated by our generous supporters. 30 The measure of a community is how it treats its most vulnerable members