HELPING HAND: South Burnett pantry volunteers Christopher Marks, Ray McNamara, Sandra Black, Gail Palmer and Aub Schultz work extra hard to keep the pantry stocked for Christmas.
HELPING HAND: South Burnett pantry volunteers Christopher Marks, Ray McNamara, Sandra Black, Gail Palmer and Aub Schultz work extra hard to keep the pantry stocked for Christmas. Jessica McGrath

Simple ways you can make a difference this Christmas

CHRISTMAS is a time families celebrate with good food, drinks, Christmas decorations, and of course Christmas presents; but, not everyone can afford to celebrate in this way.

There are many ways to be charitable in the South Burnett over the silly season; whether you're looking to give back by volunteering your time, donating gifts, or shopping with a purpose.

SOUTH BURNETT PANTRY

The South Burnett Pantry is a great way to give a little these holidays.

They take goods, money, time, energy, equipments, and gifts.

The South Burnett Pantry offers a hamper of food for only $40.

The items in the hamper are normally three to four times more expensive when sold commercially.

Their hampers include fresh produce, diary products, meats, tinned and packaged foods, toiletries, household items, baby items and more for families in need.

A donation, or even purchasing a hamper for a family, would not go astray over Christmas time.

KINGAROY KITCHEN

When purchasing baked goods for Christmas, whether for yourself or as a gift, why not look into Kingaroy Kitchen?

Kingaroy Kitchen is a commercial kitchen giving employment opportunities to people living with a disability, run through The Endeavour Foundation.

They have a range of gourmet food made from local ingredients from.

There are even gluten free options.

RSPCA

If you have any spare blankets, towels, or pet accessories lying around the house then keep RSPCA and the unadopted pets in mind.

Not every pet has a forever home to spend Christmas with and they would greatly appreciate your donations.

You are able to drop by Kingaroy RSPCA to donate.

CHARITY SHOPS

There are plenty of charity and second-hand shops throughout the South Burnett.

These stores provide a great opportunity to help those in need.

One of the most simple ways to give back and make room for new presents this Christmas is to clear out your kids' toy-box.

Go through and grab anything your children no longer play with to donate to one of the South Burnett's many charity shops.

By doing this you are making room for new toys and giving those who may be struggling the chance to buy more affordable toys this Christmas.

You could even offer to pay forward for the next parents shopping for Christmas gifts at the charity store.

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