YellowBridge donates 227 'buckets of joy' to those in need
THE Christmas period is known as the season of giving and Toowoomba organisation YellowBridge has certainly been living up to that.
The not-for-profit group has donated more than 220 "yellow buckets of joy" to people in need this Christmas.
General manager for disability services Jodie Collins said the buckets were filled with snacks, treats and toys to help those who might not be able to afford a lot at Christmas.
"Our Yellow Bucket appeal started last year - our goal then was 100 buckets which we did, but we thought we could do bigger and better this year," she said.
"Our goal this year was 200 and we put the word out to all our friends and families and partners, so we were able to stock 227 buckets of joy, to spread the Christmas cheer.
"It's for people who don't have much for Christmas."
One of those recipients is Toowoomba Clubhouse's Luke Finlayson, who plans to take the bucket down to the Gold Coast to share with his family.
Mr Finlayson said the bucket of joy was a pleasant surprise for him and the other participants of the Clubhouse.
"It was a definite blessing in disguise. I was really chuffed," he said.
"I'm going down to be with family and relatives and I'm going to take the bucket with me.
"It's still nice to know people are thinking of us."