Quota Jimboomba brings Christmas cheer in tough year

FESTIVE: Quota Jimboomba members are helping to spread the holiday cheer.
FESTIVE: Quota Jimboomba members are helping to spread the holiday cheer.

QUOTA Jimboomba is asking for help from the community to help cash-strapped local families make the most of the festive season.

The club's annual Christmas appeal comes at the end of a difficult year, with many families in dire need of a spirit boost this holiday season.

Quota is collecting donations of toys for children of all ages to give to local families in need.

President Lynne Hais said it had been a very difficult year for many families, in part due to COVID-19.

"It has also been impossible to do our usual fundraising throughout the year and this is a great way that our club can continue to support others," she said.

"These toys will provide much joy to children and families who may otherwise miss out. We want to bring the spirit of Christmas to people in our community."

Toy donations can be left at the Jimboomba Branch of the Bendigo Bank until December 14.

Residents are asked to leave the donations unwrapped so that they can be matched with people of the appropriate age.

It caps off a year of hard work for Quota members. Among their many projects is providing care packages to homeless people and those fleeing domestic violence.

Members also visit Jimboomba, Flagstone and Veresdale schools where they donate books to libraries and the students. Quotarians also read to the kids.

The club is entering its 30th year of service to the community.

For more information about the toy drive, contact Christine Edwards on 0417698123.