A sack full of Christmas presents has been handed over to Southern Youth and Family Services in support of disadvantaged young people, thanks to the generosity of The Fraternity Club.
Throughout the festive season club members, guests and friends have been busy donating gifts under the festive tree in the club’s foyer, as part of its annual Giving Tree Appeal.
With a buzz of excitement, The Fraternity’s general manager Greg Field said the response from the club had been overwhelming.
“The number of gifts received and our continued support continues to get bigger and bigger each year,” he said.
SYFS residential manager Lisa Bolt said the gifts would be distributed in time for Christmas across residential and outreach services for young people and families associated with SYFS.
“We are continually grateful to The Fraternity Club for providing help to young people,” she said. SYFS recipient Kiyla added: “On behalf of SYFS, we’d like to thank The Fraternity Club for all that you do.”
The Frat’s vice president Connie Sacco thanked the valued contribution of members: “I’m proud of our members who have donated so generously.”
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 Wednesday evening.