It’s that time of the year again and yes, the Kinship At Christmas Free Lunch is on once more. It’s our 17th continuous year of providing our Free Lunch!
The Kinship At Christmas Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a free Christmas Lunch each year for people in the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas.
We are not affiliated with any religious or other organisation, so you won’t be preached at or asked to join anything. You’ll simply be given courtesy, respect, a great meal and good company – all at no cost. Yes, no cost – no strings. We continue our one-day-a-year activity through the kind donations of businesses (local & national), the efforts of great volunteers and the interaction of the community. We operate for the community by the community.
Our primary goal is to provide a place for people to enjoy a great Christmas lunch. No one should spend Christmas day alone. For many people, Christmas Day can be the most lonely and isolating day of the year. It shouldn’t be like that. Our Christmas day lunch is free and open to everyone! Poor, rich, single, families, locals, visitors, you name it, our doors are open to anyone who wants to share the spirit of Christmas. Bring some family or friends or meet some new ones – it is up to you.
Christmas Day 2016 is the 17th year that Kinship has been operating. As usual the lunch will be held at
The Blackheath Community Centre, corner of Great Western Highway & Gardiners Cres Blackheath.
Doors open at 1030am (enjoy a nice Christmas morning tea) and lunch is served from 1130am to 2pm.
Come along if you can. It is close to the Blackheath railway station too. If transportation is a problem for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll book you in to be picked up by our free shuttle. The bus will do a run from Glenbrook to Blackheath in the morning and back down the hill in the afternoon.
If you’d like to volunteer, send us an email at email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you.
On behalf of the whole organisation and all its great volunteers, I’d like to invite you to come along and share the community spirit.
Mark Ptolemy, Chairman, Kinship At Christmas Foundation
PS: 2016 is the second year we will be providing free gifts to many residents of Blue Mountains Aged Care Facilities. This initiative by Roxanne Wilshire really brightened up Christmas for many frail aged people living in care. If you’d like to volunteer for this years visits, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org