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Momentum Collective’s Aboriginal Homelessness Prevention Service (AHPS) team coordinated a donations table at their Tweed Heads office to bring some joy to the vulnerable families in the Northern Rivers region. The team set up a table as a dropping point for community donors, local members and Momentum staff to give appropriate gifts and non-perishable foods to children, families and individuals in need.According to Momentum Collective’s AHPS Case Manager, Donna Cusack, there is a great need for supporting vulnerable families and children during this year’s festive season.“In the past year, our AHPS team has supported 345 Indigenous people who have experienced homelessness or financial hardship, and 84 were under 18 years old. When food, rent, hotels and the cost of living continue to increase, it is harder for families to afford food or a simple gift for their children.”

“Every year, we are fortunate to receive generous support from our longstanding partners. The team at Coolangatta Queensland Women’s Association Club and Dear Friends have donated an abundance of thoughtful gifts for children and essential items for women and babies.”

“Local community members and Momentum staff have also contributed to the donations resulting in numerous children’s toys and food hampers”, said Ms Cusack.

The collaboration of these organisations to provide extra support and relief to vulnerable families and children will ensure that children experiencing homelessness or financial hardship will receive a gift this Christmas.

If you would like to contribute to a family in need this Christmas, visit Momentum Collective’s Head Office at 35 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads or call 1300 900 091.