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Christmas hampers bring joy to nearly 300 people

Christmas hampers bring joy to nearly 300 people
13 January 2022

The City of Kwinana’s contribution to the Frank Konecny Community Centre’s Christmas Hamper Support Day provided gifts and food for families in need during the festive period and recent power outages.


Caption: City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams and Kwinana MLA Roger Cook with volunteers at the Frank Konecny Community Centre’s Christmas Hamper Support Day.

The City of Kwinana’s facilities collected non-perishable food items and money for toys to be handed to people in need at the Christmas Hamper Support Day organised by the Frank Konecny Centre on 22 December 2021.

All City of Kwinana facilities were involved including the The Zone, Kwinana Recquatic Cenre, the Kwinana Public Library, and the Administration Building.

Along with donations of non-perishable items, a total of $187.50 was raised by through donations and cash for cans collections.

These funds were used to buy toys that were then taken to the Frank Konecny Community Centre ahead of the Christmas Hamper Support Day.

The prize money from the City’s inaugural ‘Feel Good Warm and Fuzzy Award’ presented at the staff Christmas breakfast was also donated to the cause.

The City of Kwinana’s contributions joined those of many other organisations and individuals to create hampers of food and gifts for local people in need.

A group stands by a large pile of food and toys.

Caption: Community Wellbeing Team members Kyle Drew, Lucy Molloy, Heidi Edge, and Victor Little with the City’s donations.

Frank Konecny Community Centre Manager Sussan King said 296 adults and children were directly helped by the hampers given out on 22 December.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams attended the Christmas Hamper Support Day with Kwinana MLA Roger Cook and said it was a joy to see so many people helping their local community.

“While nearly 300 people received gifts and food on Wednesday, 22 December, before the Frank Konecny Centre officially closed for the holiday break, even more families were given Christmas hampers during the recent power outages,” Mayors Adams said.

“These contributions made by the community meant that those people who lost the food kept aside for Christmas due to the power outages could still enjoy some festive foods on the table.”

The Frank Konecny Community Centre sees 5000 people come through its doors each month to access its program of activities and or its support services.

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