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Anglicare Gympie thanks community for presents this Christmas

The Gympie Anglicare Foster and Kinship Care service thanks community members from St Peter’s Anglican Church, the Gympie Sports Club and the wider Gympie community who donated much needed presents for children in out-of-home care, as well as for the biological children of their volunteer carers, putting smiles on young faces this Christmas


Redcliffe parishioners knitting rugs for vulnerable women and kids

“We are blessed to have a regular team of Branch members and parishioners who all contribute to our rug-knitting project. Some prefer to knit individual squares, with others lovingly sewing together the squares or crocheting matching borders. Other volunteers handmake complete rugs. Patterns and helpful hints are available for anglican focus readers who wish to assist,” say Parish of Redcliffe Mothers Union Branch members, Robyn Francis and Alison Dunstan


Gympie 'You Be You' in need of more foster carers

Alisha and Andrew work in the Gympie Anglicare Children and Families team, assisting foster carers every step of the way through ‘You Be You’, Anglicare Southern Queensland’s foster care program. The Gympie Children and Families team works with around 75 foster carers through You Be You, and are on the lookout for more carers