By Tricia Mifsud
KILMORE Quilters have made a donation to Love in Action to support families in the Mitchell Shire this Christmas.
Unable to organise its usual fundraiser for a chosen charity this year, Kilmore Quilters’ Dellareece Matson coordinated the appeal to collect as much food, essential items and money for Love in Action.
“We do a quilt in every second year to support charities. This year we really wanted to keep it local and to see the benefits of those we are helping support,” Ms Matson said.
“Our members have been quite supportive and we were able to come up with a cheque as well as some other goodies.”
Ms Matson also reached out to her workplace to receive donations, and Kilmore Quilters raised $300 and donated a large assortment of goods that will be packed across what Love in Action Wallan expects to be at least 150 Christmas hampers for families in need.
“Every dollar is just as important as we can buy those things that haven’t been donated that we need,” Love in Action Wallan cofounder Jeremy Scrivens said.
“We’re not an organisation, we’re not incorporated, we are just friends helping friends and [through] that itself, people can connect and want to offer support.”
People can join the Love in Action Facebook group by visiting Love in Action on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org to donate or find more information.