Help youth be generous

Last time Gayndah's RSL was converted into a miniature NERF arena, with darts flying all around the hall. Picture: Julian Lehnert 249097_03

Would you like to help youth be generous this Christmas?

Amanda Wenck from Gayndah Youth Space said, “One of the concerns that some of our youth have raised is that they want to be able to give gifts to their friends and family, but have no way to afford it.”

From this came the idea to run a Youth Christmas Shop, where people can donate old or new gifts and then youth can ‘shop for free’ for Christmas gifts for their loved ones.

The present drive is part of the Youth Fun Day that is happening this Saturday, 11 December. The day also features spiral potatoes, which were hugely popular during the last event, nerf fun games and also some market stalls.

When asked how Youth Space is going since starting just over a year ago, Amanda said, “There are up to 20 youth attending Gayndah Youth Space activities every fortnight, and our focus is on empowering them and to facilitating youth-led activities.”

The Christmas Shop will involve:

1. Donate your old or new toys/ gifts (see below for how to donate)

2. Youth can ‘shop’ for free

3. We will wrap the gifts

4. Youth get to feel good about giving gifts

5. You get to feel good about helping youth

If you’d like to know more about Gayndah Youth Space, or would like to donate to the Youth Christmas Shop, phone Daniel Patterson on 0414 390 113 or Amanda Wenck on 0448 462 639, or come up to the Guides Hut during the Youth Fun Day this Saturday from 11am to 4pm.