Christmas Hamper Packing Day


The last Wednesday of term was Christmas hamper packing day, and what better way for our Year 9 students to spend their Christian Studies class, than packing hampers for those in need! Love in action was the theme of the lesson, as students modelled service to others in a meaningful way. The lesson began with Ps Shirley Sykes, from King's Community Care, making a guest appearance and speaking to the cohort about the importance of the gifts and how they would be distributed. She explained that through King's Community Care partnerships across the Gold Coast and Brisbane, they have been able to identify families who are 'doing it really tough this Christmas and would be incredibly blessed by a hamper.' King's Community Care Christmas hamper program has been running since 2006 and has helped countless families. 'Many do not know they are receiving a hamper,' Ps Sykes said, 'and they are often so overwhelmed with gratitude that they burst into tears!' 

The Year 9s packed 100 Christmas Hampers full of treats and consumables, wrapped age-appropriate presents for children and handwrote Christmas cards to remind the recipients that Jesus loves them. Ps Sykes prayed for the recipients of every hamper and it was a special moment of compassion as our community worked together to be the hands and feet of Jesus. It is such a privilege for our school to partner with King's Community Care every year to help make this program possible. Thank you to our King's families - your donations to our 2021 Christmas Missions fundraisers are about to reach the hearts and lives of those in need.