Brisbane Youth Service was overwhelmed by the generous response to our recent Christmas Appeal and Hamper Drive.
The pandemic forced the cancellation of most of our fundraising events in 2020, while calls for support increased. At a time when many people are doing it tougher than ever, BYS is extremely grateful for the generosity of donors who continue to help us provide vital services, basic essentials and support for the most vulnerable young people in our community.
Individuals, teams, workplaces, and organisations contributed over $34,000 to our Christmas Appeal, a 55% increase from 2019.
Non-monetary donations were also up in 2020, with 400 festive hampers, over $2,000 worth of gift cards as well as presents, food and toiletries gifted to young people and young families who access our services.
From all of us at Brisbane Youth Service and those whose lives have been touched by your generosity, we say a huge THANK YOU! The impact of your contributions will be felt long after the festive season has ended, as we continue working to create new futures for young people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.