For many of us, Christmas is a time for rejoicing and celebrating with family and friends. But for the countless children in Perth who are unable to live with their families, Christmas can be a lonely and upsetting time.
It’s heartbreaking to know that this Christmas will be the first time some of our children in care have ever received Christmas gifts. It will be their first Christmas dinner. And for some, the first Christmas they can feel safe from abuse and neglect.
Like all not-for-profit organisations, MercyCare receives funding from the government to provide services to children in our care, however, those funds do not cover ‘incidentals’ such as Christmas gifts. It is with this in mind that we ask you to become one of Santa’s Helpers this year.
Your donation will enable us to leave gifts under the Christmas tree for children in our care and will help us create a little Christmas magic for them.