Aussie parents Amanda Gormann and her husband Dave have turned their own parents’ Christmas traditions into an impressive collection of gifts.
The pair have teamed up with the Strict Parents charity, which aims to “help parents in a time of financial crisis and hardship” by providing support to needy families.
“They’ve come together to give away gifts to needy parents who’ve lost their homes, their jobs and their jobs, but have been struggling to make ends meet,” Gorman said.
“We’ve done that by doing a series of things to help people who are in need of support, and to make a difference in the lives of families.”
One of the items donated was a $2,000 voucher that was given to a Strict Parent, who had to give up his or her home, job and car because of the economic hardship.
“I think a lot of people are thinking, ‘Oh, well I’ll go and buy my own car and stuff’,” Ms Gorman said.
The couple are currently fundraising to help with the costs of the Christmas party, which they will host for the Stray Kids and other families in the community.
“A lot of families are really struggling financially, and that’s just not good enough for us, and we think a great gift to help them is to give them a gift of a $5 voucher for a Christmas party,” Ms Gormant said.
She said her parents had also helped out with the fundraising and were now “giving a little bit of themselves to the cause”.
Ms Gollins, who works at the St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, said her mother’s death was one of the main reasons she was interested in giving the gift.
“She’s a great, great person and I have the utmost respect for her, but I think it’s the main reason I wanted to do this, and this is the one thing we’re going to do in a big way,” she said.