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Rev. Bill Crews' Christmas

My Christmas

As you can imagine, Christmas Day is really important to me. It’s both meaningful and spiritual and it makes me reflect on my own life. I have been giving Christmas lunches to the lonely and needy for 49 years. These people often feel left out, excluded and pushed to the fringes of society. But when they come to my big marquee in Ashfield on Christmas Day there’s a welcoming family waiting. It’s deeply moving not just for them, but for me...

You can make Christmas miracles happen

On Christmas Day we’ll serve lunch to thousands of hungry, needy and lonely people. There will be ham and turkey as well as bon-bons and lots of fun and laughter. It’ll be just like a big family! These Christmas miracles happen when we support each other. That’s why I’m asking you to donate. It’ll help feed the hungry, give comfort to the lonely and bring joy to little children. So please give today. ...

There’s still time to give

Thousands of needy Sydneysiders are relying on your support this Christmas. Thankfully, you can still give to our Christmas Appeal. If you donate we can buy the tonnes of food we need, we can run our kitchens overtime and set up our big Christmas marquee. Click the DONATE button above and share the spirit of Christmas. ...

Meet Sydney’s most dedicated Santa

For a quarter of a century Tommy Morrow has been donning the big red suit and spreading the joy of Christmas. He’s one of our most dedicated volunteers and this year marks his 25th anniversary as Santa! Everyone who attends our free Christmas Day lunch gets a present and the kids receive theirs from Santa – aka Tommy. Often these gifts are the only thing they’ll get all Christmas. Tommy reckons its the best job in the World. “Seeing the joy on...

Our volunteers make Christmas happen

On Christmas Day hundreds of volunteers bring joy and happiness to our guests. In fact our volunteers are the heroes of the day! They can help in the kitchen, serve meals or show guests to their seats. Sometimes they  even offer a shoulder to cry on for guests missing loved ones. Before the big day a small army of volunteers also sort donations and pack our Christmas hampers. We honour them all and thank them for their tireless support. ...

Celebrating Christmas together for 49-years

Rev. Bill and his team have celebrated 49 Christmas Days with the homeless! It’s a remarkable achievement made possible only by the support of people like you. “It’s humbling to have such support, but is also shows how kind-hearted and giving Sydneysiders really are”, said Rev. Bill. On Christmas Day Rev. Bill and the team will feed thousands of hungry and lonely people. They’ll eat their way through more than 50 turkeys, 65 hams and an incredible 2,700 mini-puddings! Sadly this year there...

Christmas giving guide

At Christmas time even more needy people turn to us for help. That’s why we’re asking you to donate food and other items for our Christmas hampers and free meals. Items in green will be gratefully accepted. Items in red will not be accepted. Christmas puddings. Christmas mince pies. UHT Custard (1 litre). Christmas bon-bons. Christmas serviettes. Bottled water (600ml). Supermarket & store gift cards.. Tinned ham, chicken, spam and braised steak...

SMS to make a donation.

Donate via SMS

Did you know that this year you can make a donation to our Christmas Appeal via SMS! Helping feed the homeless on Christmas Day has never been easier. SMS the word REVBILL to 1998 8240 to donate $5. Donate before 30/01/19. Please visit exodusfoundation.org.au for more information. Available on eligible plans & services only. Not available on Optus. Ansible Pty Ltd helpline: 1300 783 035 ...

The Exodus Foundation Christmas Appeal 2018.

Christmas miracles really do happen!

As I write this I’m sending you the warmest of Christmas blessings. You are part of my big extended family. A family of the rich and the poor. Of the extraordinary and the ordinary. A family of sharing, compassion and of loving kindness. When this family pulls together miracles happen – like our wonderful Christmas Day lunch for the homeless and needy. This year thousands of people will be there. The poor, the lonely and the destitute will come from everywhere....