The lives of disadvantaged young people connected with Southern Youth and Family Services has been enriched this Christmas thanks to the generosity of The Fraternity Club.
For the past few weeks club members, guests and friends have been busy donating gifts under the festive tree located in the club, as part of its annual Giving Tree Appeal.
SYFS residential manager Lisa Bolt was on-hand during the week to collect the gifts which will be distributed across residential and outreach services for young people and families associated with SYFS.
“It’s been a difficult year and we appreciate the generosity and wonderful people connected with The Frat,” she said.
The Fraternity’s vice-president Connie Sacco praised the good work of SYFS and wished everyone a safe and happy festive season. “We hope those children and families in need will enjoy the gifts that have been provided,” she said.
SYFS recipient Kiyla added: “It’s wonderful to see our community being kind to one another.”
SYFS services those who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless, working with young people aged between 12-24 years of age (including youth with young children).
They provide housing, financial assistance and support for youth with drug, alcohol, and mental health issues, making their work in the Illawarra admirable.
SYFS accepted the gifts from The Fraternity Club at a presentation on Thursday evening (December 17).