The residents of Ingenia Gardens Wagga Wagga have embraced the season of giving, donating much needed hampers to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
In addition to the hampers, the seniors also donated $200 to RMHC with funds raised through their social club.
Ingenia Gardens Wagga Wagga resident Gloria Eden said she was proud of her community for coming together to create the hampers. “Every person in our community donated something, it was truly wonderful to see!”
“Every year, our community chooses a charity to donate hampers to for Christmas. We used to buy little gifts for each other but realised we didn’t really need anything and decided to give to charity instead.”
“RMHC is a very deserving foundation, they support families with sick children, families who come from out of town and need to take their children for lengthy hospital treatments.”Gloria Eden, Ingenia Gardens Wagga Wagga resident
“These families often have nowhere to stay when they come into town and RMHC is able to provide them with accommodation. Otherwise, these poor families might have to stay in motels which can be expensive, especially at this time of year.
“It was great to be able to provide three hampers, with items like little baby onesies, beanies and blankets, toys for some of the bigger children and grocery items for the families.
Ronald McDonald House Wagga Wagga Fundraising Officer Kiara Breust said the charity was extremely grateful for the donations given by the seniors.