PBDA Christmas Gift Appeal

The Portarlington Business Development Association’s Christmas Gift Appeal is an annual initiative that supports struggling families, single parents, individuals with major health issues, children who have lost their parents, and elderly pensioners facing hardships.

Through generous donations from PBDA members, community groups, and local residents, the program brings joy and assistance to those in need during the holiday season.

In 2022, the appeal helped 33 families have a brighter Christmas through the support and donations received.

You can make a difference and support this program by donating below. Your contribution will help bring smiles and warmth to those who need it most. Together, we can make the holiday season brighter for those facing challenging circumstances.

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“Thankyou once again for this opportunity. We feel sincerely blessed and blown away by the kindness of the PBDA. This assistance will definitely ease some pressure on our single income family and make Christmas extra special this year.”

From Foster Carers with 4 children + 2 foster children involved in PDFNC

“I am rather overwhelmed by such a generous offer and although it feels a bit uncomfortable, I am incredibly grateful to be offered the opportunity to make Christmas special for us this year. Thankyou so much from the bottom of my heart for the generous offer that has brought a lot of cheer to us and definitely restored my faith in mankind.”

From a single mum, who has escaped a violent relationship

“I realised when I started to think about the vouchers how much weight this gift will take off my shoulders over the Christmas period with what lies ahead for my children and I.  I cannot thank you enough, it is extremely generous, and I hope good things come in return to everyone who is a part of such a kind act.”

From a single mum undergoing chemo, with a young family

“Thank you so much – I am extremely grateful! This year has been tough financially and emotionally, and to be gifted something so wonderful will make a huge difference for our family!”

From a single mum with 3 children