St Bart’s public appeal

• St Bart’s staff sort through donated items during a previous hamper appeal. File photo.

ST BART’S homeless shelter wants people to donate unused gifts, treats and toiletries to its Christmas hamper appeal.

This year the not-for-profit will make up festive hampers for 350 men and 150 women who are residents or clients of its East Perth shelter.

Each hamper will contain toiletries, a Christmas gift and a food treat for the recipient.

St Bartholomew’s House was first established in 1963 at at the Rectory of St Bartholomew’s Church in Kensington Street, East Perth.

Mattresses were placed on the floor of the church hall behind the rectory and facilities were primitive.

These days the organisation provides care, support and accommodation for hundreds of people who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness.

Drop off hamper donations at St Bart’s volunteer hub, 78  Brown Street, East Perth, between December 2-14 (10am-2pm). Items should be new/unused and not gift-wrapped.

To see a list of desired items go to http://www.stbarts.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/2019-Christmas-Hamper-Appeal.jpg

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