Baptist Care SA’s Limestone Coast Toy Run gives over 500 Christmas gifts to children in need
Hundreds of young people living in the Limestone Coast received a special Christmas blessing when over $10,000 worth of gifts was raised through the Baptist Care SA Toy Run.
It was the first time that Baptist Care SA had run the event and Area Manager John Merrett approached the local Baptist Church for assistance with purchasing gifts and sorting through donations.
It turned out to be a mammoth task! The community responded with extraordinary generosity – 354 children and young people in need received gifts which were delivered through 16 local schools and community support agencies.
Marguerite Leggett was one of nine volunteers from Mt Gambier Baptist Church who put up her hand to be involved.
“It was really fun,” she said, “We thought about and prayed about each gift, and the child that would receive it. It’s nice to know that children who may not have much will receive something a bit extra this Christmas.”
As the group completed their shopping expedition, the young lady at the register shared that she had received a gift through the Toy Run as a child. She then approached her manager who kindly donated a trolley worth of gifts on behalf of BIG W.
“It was a really wonderful moment.”
Many thanks to our major sponsor Roundwood Solutions and to all the Baptist Care SA staff and volunteers who helped make the event such an amazing success! We look forward to continuing to strengthening our partnership with Mount Gambier Baptist Church.
“Children are a blessing and a gift from the LORD.” – Psalm 127:3