St John's Care Spring Appeal
Dear SJC Supporter,
There is a proverb that says “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”
In Canberra we are now seeing the blossoms flourish, the bulbs bursting through and leafless trees coming to life.
But for those living on the street or in cars, they are still feeling the grip of winter as we continue to experience night time temperatures as low as zero.
For them spring has not yet arrived.
Even on the sunniest day St John’s Care will give out warm clothing and blankets for those who need the extra warmth at night.
You have been so generous donating during the winter months but I ask you to remember that our emergency help to those less fortunate never stops. Your gift will provide nourishment and warmth for so many people.
I urgently need your help.
Some days are so wet, miserable and cold despite the time of year and many of our clients sleep rough or in their cars.
One young girl came to visit us the other day. She is twenty and in receipt of Youth Allowance, which is so very little. She has not lived at home for three years, but her Mum will not sign the papers. If she did there would be a little more to live on and maybe enough to pay some rent. But this total breakdown means cold nights.
One elderly man came to see us and asked if we had any spare coats. He has little to live on and cannot afford to turn on his radiator at night. Electricity is just too expensive.
A young family including a young baby came in to St John’s Care not long ago, needing help with ‘everything’. They had been robbed and their apartment cleaned out completely so they were left with nothing. They were trying very hard to care for their little one, and also finding it difficult to meet the high price of electricity. We were able to help them out with food to replenish their stores, a few household items and a voucher for baby formula from a local pharmacy. They appreciated the kindness and care of the volunteers who assisted them at this distressing time.
I think that what St John’s Care does is a real expression of God’s love but we can’t do it without your help.
Please give what you can to this Spring Appeal.
How to donate:
Ring St John's Care today with your credit card details on 02 6248 7771
Download the response sheet and return it to St John's Care, GPO Box 219, Canberra. 2601.
Transfer your donation directly to our St John's Care account BSB 702 389 Account No 05209490. If you want a receipt please send an email with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. All donated funds remain in Canberra.