Excitement about Christmas is starting to build all around us, but this year it will be a tough time for many.
The Ladies of the Land initiative is dedicated to the women on the land who often put themselves last. “Help us to lift the spirits of our ladies of the land doing it tough this Christmas by putting together a small shoe box hamper of lovely pamper items,” said the organisers of Ladies of the Land.
“We encourage you to wrap your boxes in newspaper because it’s better for the environment, it will let the recipient know where your parcel comes from and you can invest that little bit more in the contents of the box. “We are using the NSW Department of Primary Industries Combined Drought Indicator Map to help guide us in distributing pamper boxes. We’ve partnered with the CWA who will build lists of recipients in their areas and help get the parcels where they are needed the most. The target is to receive 1,000 boxes per week until 10th December. A volunteer has come forward to accept boxes in Parkes, and the drop off point is The Coffee Pot in Clarinda Street.
Some tips of what to include in the box: Card or note with a special message, small arts & crafts project, pampering toiletries including face masks, nail polish kits, hair products, foot spas, a candle, special coffee or tea, chocolates, coffee mug filled with sweets, scarf, vouchers and gift cards, magazines, crosswords or Sudoku.
Get creative, make it look like Christmas in your box. Please make sure to wrap it in newspaper.
“Thank you for helping us to make Christmas a little better for drought affected communities in NSW.”