Kinship At Christmas 2016: Join Us In A Celebration Of Community.

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 mail@kinshipatchristmas.com.au 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 volunteer@kinshipatchristmas.com.au. 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.

Merry Christmas,

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 mail@kinshipatchristmas.com.au

2015 Volunteers!
Our fantastic 2015 Volunteers!

No one should spend Christmas day alone

2016 will be the 17th year of the Kinship At Christmas Foundation. That’s quite an achievement.

Formed by Brian & Liz Edmonds in 1999, Kinship At Christmas has served over 6,000 Christmas Day lunches over the years. With its first few years at Katoomba, and a few years at Windsor too, Kinship At Christmas 2016 will be held at the Blackheath Community Centre.

Kinship At Christmas relies upon the generosity of many volunteers, and also local and statewide businesses, with additional support from Bill Cruz and the Exodus Foundation.

The great thing about Kinship At Christmas is that its doors are open for everyone – young, old, locals, visitors – everyone is welcome. It’s also free – no cost – and no strings, we are a very small, one-purpose charity that is not affiliated with any religious or other organisation.

So, if you know anyone who would otherwise spend Christmas Day alone or you want to volunteer, or even if you want to get away from your relatives for a few hours, come on up to Blackheath and enjoy good company and good food and participate in the spirit of Christmas.

Hello and welcome to the Kinship At Christmas Foundation webpage

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. We continue our one-day-a-year activity through the kind donations of businesses, 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.

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