What better time of year to spread Love and Joy to the most vulnerable in our community than at Christmas, and that is exactly what we want to do with our very first Christmas Breakfast for the homeless.
Christmas is a time that most of us take for granted, but for a homeless person on the streets, this is one of the toughest and loneliest times of the year.
Our vision for the breakfast is simple, fill stomachs and hearts. Obviously, we will have beautiful freshly cooked food on the morning such as bacon, eggs, sausages, and hotcakes, along with fresh fruit, tea, and coffee. But as Christmas is the time of giving, we also plan to give the homeless community some gifts. For each person that attends, we will give them a pack, consisting of some practical items for a person living on the streets as well as heart-warming personal touches included as well. On top of all of this, we plan to have portable bathrooms available for our guests to be able to have a hot shower, wash their hair and have a shave and hopefully with help from Orange Sky, we will have a washing machine van available, to be able to wash and dry what personal belongings they have.
Date and Timing
The breakfast will run from 7-10am on Christmas Day morning
Where is the breakfast being held?
The breakfast is going to be held in the carpark by the Jets Leagues club, North Ipswich, in the undercover area. We have chosen this location to make the breakfast as accessible as possible for the homeless community.
We rely heavily on the community and partners to deliver on something like this, but we did want to extend an extra special thank you to the Jets Leagues Club for all they are doing to help facilitate this. They have backed us with going out to suppliers and their partners and staff and everyone is generously donating their time and goods for the sake of this event. We have our own players, staff, CEO and Board Members giving up their Christmas morning and then of course our wonderful sponsors of the Ipswich Jets who are all contributing in various ways. Josh Chandler, our Wellbeing Officer has been coordinating the whole event over several months, so without his continued dedication, commitment, and passion, we could not have done any of this.
This is an initiative of the Savige Pest Control Ipswich Jets as we enter our 40th Anniversary in 2022 and is something we want to commit to every year, as long as we get the support from the community and our Jet’s staff and team. This is our way to show that we understand the very important part we play in the community.