Kingdomcity is a Christian Church with four campuses across the Perth region, located in the communities of Butler, Wangara, Canning Vale and Mandurah.
Several years ago, one of Kingdomcity’s pastors found themselves in hospital over the Christmas season, which prompted the idea to offer support by way of providing a free Christmas hamper for those in similar circumstances at Christmas.
On enquiry with local hospitals this offer was met with great enthusiasm.
Today, Kingdomcity with the help of Attorney-General and Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, delivered 500 hampers to patients at four hospitals around the Perth metropolitan area; Joondalup Hospital, Perth Children's Hospital, Fremantle Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Kingdomcity Community Liaison, Elle-May Wong said that Christmas at Kingdomcity is full of joy and hope, as we reflect on the reason for the season and it’s in our heart to share this joy and hope with everyone in the Perth community.
“Over the last five weeks we invited our Kingdomcity Perth Church community to purchase hampers for donation, with an initial expectation target of 150 hampers,” Ms Wong said.
“Our Church’s generous response to the cause has far exceeded this number and we will be able to distribute 500 hampers.
“Overjoyed with the result we rallied our amazing Kingdomcity volunteers to procure the 500 boxes, ribbon, chocolates and other lovely Christmas goodies that makes up each of the beautifully presented Christmas hampers.
“We are grateful for the generosity expressed by hamper donations and volunteers.
“Thanks must also go to Christian Porter for allowing us the use of the Porter Transporter bus which will ensure that all of the 500 Kingdomcity hampers get delivered to patients and their families in time for Christmas.”
Mr Porter said that Christmas should be a time where we turn our minds to those less fortunate than ourselves and do what we can to help those in need.
“It is humbling and heartwarming to see just how generous so many people in our community can be,” Mr Porter said.
“This is a fantastic initiative by Kingdomcity and it is my pleasure to be able to help them spread some Christmas cheer.”