The young members of Wellers Hill Girl Guides got busy weeks before Christmas as they handmade wooden Reinders at The Salvation Army home in Carindale. These handcrafted gifts will go to disadvantaged families across Queensland so they could enjoy the spirit of Christmas.
The girls not only helped make wooden toys but also learned of the valuable work undertaken by The Salvation Army Carindale, especially during the gift-giving season. The kids showed interest in understanding how these presents are going to help families.
Wellers Hill Girl Guides encourages a well-rounded development for young girls by running activities that build their leadership, confidence, resilience, and empathy. Their involvement also raises awareness for diversity, issues in the community, and interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The group meets every week during the school term at the Wellers Hill Girl Guide Hut.
Meanwhile, despite COVID-19 last Christmas, The Salvation Army was able to distribute more than 64,000 hampers with 26,000 gifts to Australian families in need and as the pandemic continues, donations and contributions to this cause will allow more people to have a festive season despite the crisis.
Like the members of the Wellers Hill Girl Guides, you can also get involved by supporting The Salvation Army’s Christmas charity drives for food for families or toys for the kids.