- Clothes4U Founder Veronika Whittaker with Christalle Hutchinson and Bridget Allen
- Pania Pickford, Zach Pickford and CSF Volunteer
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Community Support Frankston (CSF) and Mornington Peninsula-based Clothes4U were recipients of generous donations from members of the Frankston congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just in time for Christmas.
Clothes4U provides free clothing, accessories and toiletries to disadvantaged women impacted by poverty or domestic violence, with the goal of helping them look and feel confident as they take on job interviews, court appearances, and day to day living.
Toiletry kits for 30-40 women were assembled and delivered by the Relief Society, the women’s organisation of the Church, which has as its motto “Charity Never Faileth.”
Shirley St. George, a volunteer at Clothes4U thanked the women for their “very generous gift of toiletries. The women of the Mornington Peninsula will be forever grateful,” she said.
Frankston Ward members also put together a generous food donation to Community Support Frankston, which provides hampers filled with everything from basic staples to Christmas hams, puddings and mince pies. Last year a record 573 hampers, worth about $80 each were distributed to during the Christmas season to homeless, needy local families, and others experiencing financial hardship.
Aaron Hollingsworth, bishop of the Frankston ward said, “To be able to help our community in this way has been a real pleasure and a great experience. We thank the Community Support Frankston organisation for the wonderful work they continue to perform in looking after those most in need in our local community.”
These donations were just two of the ways Church members provided service in the community as part of the Church’s #LIGHTtheWORLD initiative, which encouraged people around the world to help others during the 25 days leading up to Christmas.