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Please share the gift of kindness and belonging with more Australians like Ken and Chris. Together we can make this the season of belonging, and help make Australia a less lonely place.

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The festive season can be a wonderful time of joy and celebration, but for many people it can be a difficult time. When you’re facing hardship, illness or disability, loneliness can very quickly creep in and take a toll on your health. But everyone deserves to feel like they belong.

You can give the gift of belonging this festive season. Your donation will help Red Cross make thousands of Australians feel safe, cared for and connected. 

A community garden sprouted a sense of belonging

For years Chazz, a young man living in Brisbane’s Bowen Hills, watched locals flock to and from Jeays Street Community Centre. He had been living with a mental health condition that left him feeling lonely and isolated. One day, having noticed the centre’s garden was out of shape, he took the courage to cross the street and volunteer. He’s now a regular, welcoming face at the centre and a real part of the community.

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This Christmas your donation will help Red Cross offer much needed support to thousands of Australians, with a daily phone call, a warm meal or skills and training to maintain good mental health.

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