Christmas for the Bush 2017

CFTB 2017 running from Nov 25th until Dec 16th approx

Christmas for the Bush is the major annual event of Care Outreach.  This video is a short recap of founders Bill & Melissa Close from their 2016 trip around the bases

We have all heard about how dire the situation is through the west.  One comment from a Grazier on Facebook recently – ‘We haven’t had any grass growing rain for 5 years’ and this amazingly optimistic comment ‘Each day is one day closer to rain’.    These are incredibly resilient individuals and families.

We collect year round for CFTB – here are some ways you can help.

To assist with our packing and assessments of aid on hand, it is requested that donations be received by end of October.  Packing of all aid requirements, hampers etc occurs in the 2nd week of Nov.

Donate     Practical donations (gifts, food items, toiletries)

  • The donation of pre-paid Visa Cards or Fuel Cards enables us to distribute these directly to the families for use in their immediate area
  • Gifts – All ages from baby through to senior adults
  • Hamper Items – all types of non-perishable food lines are required.  Cereal, Tinned Veg, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Fish, Pasta Sauce, Pasta & Rice, Condiments and Spreads, Biscuits – sweet & savoury, Tea & Coffee,  Soft Drink & Juice.                                   Specific items for Christmas Hampers are eg: Plum Puddings, Mince Pies, Tinned Biscuits & Shortbread, Christmas Confectionery etc.    We also have need of a range of Gluten Free goods and  Sugar Free Diabetic Friendly items.
  • Toiletries  Mens Toiletries, Ladies gift toiletries  (we are doing ok for general toiletries – a group have already put together a bulk quantity of family toiletry packs for us.)
  • Finance – financial donations are Tax Deductible.
    • Donations can be made via Direct Debit to  Care Outreach Ltd  BSB: 034 204  A/C 193 866.   Use your surname as reference.  For first time donors, please notify the office (info@careoutreach.com.au) of your donation and email address for issuing of your receipt
    • Credit Card can be accepted over the counter and also by phone – 07 5471 7636
    • By post   PO Box 467,  Palmwoods,  Qld,   4555.
    • By clicking the ‘Donate Now’ button on our Home Page. This will direct you to the secure giving site ‘GiveNow’.

Volunteering

Field Volunteers –  Trained volunteers are required for our visitation and pastoral care project.  If you have a heart for Outback families, are good at listening and care about the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Well-being of these people this might just be for you.      Training – Oct 21st 1pm   RSVP’s essential.

Warehouse volunteers – we have need of volunteer assistance year round

  • NEW  **Care Outreach – CARE SHOPPE** there are a lot of tasks required to keep this area going, including putting out clothes, sorting jewellery, homewares etc.
  • Clothing & Linen – (mostly pre-loved) includes sorting, processing and packing into boxes. MUST have a very particular eye for detail and quality
  • Pre-loved books & toys – help is needed to sort, check over, clean, box up etc. Part of the job is ‘quality testing’ the toys (yes that means play with them for the kids at heart
  • There will also be some seasonal assistance required as we prepare for Christmas for the Bush.