With the Festive Season just over a month away, now is the time to plan what you can do as a Club to bring joy to those less fortunate or are experiencing loneliness.

To help elderly citizens:

Many elderly people living at home or in aged care facilities are lonely.  Why not talk to the support service organisations assisting these people and identify what their needs might be during the Christmas/New Year period.  

Following are some options you might consider for the elderly:

  • Help them write and post their Christmas cards and decorate their home/room
  • Have school children write cards, perhaps accompanied by a Rotarian
  • Implement a handy task based on their needs
  • Arrange outdoor carolling at seniors’ homes, perhaps with school children
  • Give them with a Christmas card and a seedling to grow, or shortbreads, mince pies (being mindful of food allergies), puzzles or board games
  • See if school children will make decorations for tree/mantelpiece displays.

To help children in need:

  • Collect toys from members and distribute them through an appropriate charity e.g. Empower Australia, who are looking for donations of children’s gifts for distribution this Christmas.