Hi everyone well another year has gone by so fast, the last 6 weeks have been full on to say the least with so many more people requiring help than last year, but we did it we filled every request that was made right up till this morning we were still out dropping off but that’s the joy of doing what we do seeing all the faces with smiles knowing they have food and gifts for their family 🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁🎄🎄🎄 We have handed out over 300 food hampers and over 600 presents and this was all made possible by our awesome community and businesses supporting our Christmas Appeal and for that we are very greatful so feel proud each and every one of you as you all made this happen 🎄🎄🎄🌟🌟🌟🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to all our volunteers that have worked tirelessly behind the scenes pulling this all together we cannot thank you all enough as we know you have all given everything you had and we know tonight you will still be going getting your own family Christmas ready and for this please know we feel so honoured to have you all on our team 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 We have grown so much over the past 3 years and we have you all to thank for this without your ongoing support there is no way possible to do what we do 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 From all the team at Shining Stars Foundation we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and we can’t wait to see what 2019 brings to us 🎄🎄🎄🎄☃️☃️☃️☃️🎄🎄🎄🎄 We are now taking a well earned break until 14 January so as we and all our volunteers can have a recharge ready for the coming year🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 Together We Make A Difference 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 That’s the only way we can
Our big Christmas service at The Junction Works in Claymore was a huge success , we seen today for lunch 130 adults and children who all enjoyed a lovely traditional Christmas lunch followed by a yummy aray of dessert 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Then we had a special visitor, Santa made an appearance to put a smile on all the kids faces we handed out over 150 gifts today 🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 Trauma teddies and hand made lollie stockings 🍭🍭🍭 We have a lot of people to thank for making this day a huge success our awesome community and business for their support with donations to make this possible 🎁🎁🎁🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁 Thank you to Cake Decorating Central for the beautiful cake donated for today’s service it was amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️🎂🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to Jody and Lesley for cooking beautiful deserts 🎄🎄🎄🌟🌟🌟🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to all the staff from NAB that came along to help out ⭐️⭐️⭐️🎁🎁🎁🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to all the staff from Bunnings Narellan,
Bunnings Gregory Hills, & Bunnings Campbelltown for all your help today it was definitely appreciated and a very crazy time giving out presents 🌟🌟🌟🎁🎁🎁🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to Minto Day Care for your donation 🌟🌟🌟🌟 A massive Thank you to Chantelle Hoy, Leonie and Rob Sicklen for your amazing effort to put together an amazing Christmas lunch it was 5 star as always and for all the hampers that you all filled all 200 of them you have gone above and beyond once again and we appreciate you all so much 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🎄🎄🎄🎄🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟thank you Stephen Hoy for cutting up all the vegetables for today’s service 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank you to Molly and Olivia Latin for making 70
awesome cupcakes with their Mum @Ann Latin they were beautiful girls we really appreciated them 🎂🎄🎄🎄⭐️⭐️⭐️🎄🎄🎄 Thank you Jeremy Mangley for playing the role of Santa you always do an amazing job at that the kids love you 🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁 Thank you to all our team that came today to help our Food coordinator Jenni Sheehan Thornbury seen the other side of what you do you were amazing Mrs Claus 🎄🎄🎄🌟🌟🌟🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to all our muscle men that attend the service for carrying in so many heavy bags today 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Merry Christmas to you all 🎄🎄🎄☃️☃️☃️🎄🎄🎄
2018 Christmas Appeal
Our buddies at Liverpool were so humble to say the least, they all enjoyed a lovely hot meal, followed by Christmas pudding and custard 🎄🎄🎄☃️☃️☃️🎄🎄🎄 Then they received their Christmas Hampers and a duffle bag each, personal care pack and a cap, they were all so excited it was so lovely to see, one of the men said this is the best Christmas they ever had it was so beautiful ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Then they all sat down going through their hampers it was such a lovely sight 🎄🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to our amazing Team that came tonight to put a smile on our rough sleepers faces we made their Christmas and it’s a very proud feeling 🎄🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to everyone that donated and made this Christmas a great one for our buddies who have nothing 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
What a rewarding night The Koch Centre Macquarie Fields for the children and families we waited for Santa to arrive then the fun began the children lined up to receive presents and the adults received hampers and beautiful home baked biscuits🎄🎄🎄🎄🌟🌟🌟🎄🎄🎄🎄 We have had some much support from our amazing local businesses and our awesome community we can’t thank you enough for making this night possible we could not do what we do without your support ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you to Jean Galloway for the awesome lolli pop stand you made the kids loved it 🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭 Thank you Linda Clear and her Mum Anna for making home baked biscuits they were amazing 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 Thank you to Chantelle Hoy, Leonie & Rob Sicklen for putting together all the awesome hampers they were greatly received by the community we appreciate all your hard work 🎄🎄🎄🌟🌟🌟🎄🎄🎄 Thank you to our great team of volunteers that came out tonight and made this is happen we appreciate each and everyone of you 🎄🎄🎄⭐️⭐️⭐️🎄🎄🎄 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all the team 🎄🎄🎄☃️☃️☃️🎄🎄🎄
What can we say but WOW what an awesome donation towards our Christmas Hamper Appeal from Linda Clear and her amazing family,they have all rallied together again to give back to our homeless buddies and struggling families🎄🎄🎄🌟🌟🌟🎄🎄🎄 We can’t thank you all enough for this donation even thinking of the fur babies 🐶🐶🐶🦊🦊🦊 Linda is also one of our volunteer cooks always there to help out with amazing meals and desserts for the run🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Together We Make A Difference 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Hi Everyone in our awesome community Christmas is just around the corner lets make a difference together by giving back.🎁☃️🎁☃️🎁 Hamper list is attached to make selection easy🍱
If you find your too busy to shop please head over to our Website www.shiningstarsfoundation.org.au and donate a gift or a hamper thank you we really appreciate your support. 🎁☃️🎁☃️🎁☃️🎁 Gift aged 0 to 16 years
Drop off locations Narellan & Macquarie Fields 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
What can we say about tonight other than very special and awesome🌟🌟🌟💞🌟🌟🌟 As you all know tonight we had a very special guest Sia and her family to light up the lives of the people we see week in week out.
Sia’s Birthday wish turned into reality tonight when she handed our Hampers to all the adults and children that came for dinner The Koch Centre Macquarie Fields everyone felt so humble knowing that this was Sia’s Birthday wish to make other people happy by giving back🌟🌟💞🌟🌟 Sia you really did yourself, your family, friends and all that supported you proud making your birthday wish come true. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family tonight Shining Stars Foundation felt very honoured that you chose our charity for your beautiful gesture of generosity thank you 🌟🌟🌟💞🌟🌟🌟 Your face said it all of how you felt about what you have achieved, you are one very special young lady. We hope when you are old enough you will join our team, but for tonight you are the Shining Star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 You made so many adults and children feel blessed tonight with what you did for them as it meant the world 🌟🌟🌟💞🌟🌟🌟 Then we went onto Liverpool to our rough sleeper they to were overwhelmed with your generosity 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank you to all our awesome cooks and our Volunteers that came out tonight we really appreciate you all 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
We had a great turn out today with over 40 adults and children braving the cold and enjoying a nice hot lunch and yummy desserts.
Thank you to Cake Decorating Central for their cake, everyone loved it!
We would also like to give thanks to the lovely students from Western Sydney Universities Parramatta campus for their help once again this week, it has been a pleasure having you!
Also a big thank you to our volunteers for your hard work every week. 🌟❤🌟❤🌟
Thank you so much to the lovely ladies that helped out our young Mum she was speechless and very honoured that our community pulled together for her 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟to say this young Mum was over the moon is an understatement 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank you
Lauren McKenzie - Matteson
On behalf of Lyn, Kylee, Nicole and the team we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and Happy Easter🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇 eat plenty of chocolate 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 The last 2 weeks we have handed out over 300 eggs to the community that are doing it tough, so everyone that has donated feel very proud as you made Easter possible for so many children and families 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 To all our Volunteer Cooks and Outreach Volunteers and our hard workers behind the scenes enjoy your break for the Easter weekend as we will be back to crazy again in 2 weeks 🐇🐇🐇🌟🌟🌟