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Santa has gifts for ​the most needy kids

Santa has gifts for ​the most needy kids

Imagine being so poor you couldn’t afford toys for the kids at Christmas. It’s something that more and more parents face. Thankfully their children can get gifts from Santa at The Exodus Foundation. On Christmas Day Santa and his helpers will be on hand to give presents to kids from the most needy families. All the gifts are donated and there’s still time to give. Simply drop off your unwrapped toys at The Exodus Foundation or place them under the Christmas tree in...

Cooking for a ​family of thousands

Cooking for a ​family of thousands

You might be cooking for a family of 10 or 20 on Christmas Day, but imagine cooking for thousands! That’s exactly what our chefs at The Exodus Foundation do. They’ve been planning for months and the preparations begin weeks before the big day. More than 70 hams, 55 turkeys and half a tonne of veggies all need to be roasted. Of course there’ll be Christmas puddings too and it all happens thanks to the support of kind people like you! ...

Meet some of our wonderful volunteer heros

Meet some of our wonderful volunteer heroes

Our big Christmas Day lunch for the homeless and needy couldn’t happen without the dedicated help of our volunteers. People like John and Sandra Vicars. They have been volunteering at The Exodus Foundation for 17 years! A whole team of volunteers will join them on Christmas Day. They’ll help in the kitchen, serve the meals and show guests to their seats. Sometimes they’ll  even comfort those who are missing loved ones. Many others volunteer before and after the big day. They sort food...

Our new food van enters service

Our new food van enters service

The Exodus Foundation’s brand new food van began serving meals to Sydney’s homeless last month. It enables even more hot dinners to be given to the large number of hungry rough sleepers. “Our new food van is great news for the increasing number of homeless people and enables us to meet the growing demand”, said Rev. Bill Crews. “It’s like a big, early Christmas present for the rough sleepers of Sydney!” ...

A Christmas message ​from Alan Jones

A Christmas message ​from Alan Jones

By Alan Jones AO There’s an old saying ‘Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting’.  I like to think it’s the very essence of Christmas. Reverend Bill Crews and his team at The Exodus Foundation provide community for the tens of thousands of people who, often through no fault of their own, find themselves without a roof over their heads. Indeed Mary and Joseph found themselves sleeping in a stable the night Jesus Christ was born – the very...

There is still time ​to give

There is still time ​to give

There is still time to donate to our big Christmas Appeal. Thousands of needy Sydneysiders rely on your support. Without it they face a bleak Christmas. If you donate, our Exodus Foundation family can give them a great Christmas lunch. We can buy the tonnes of food we need, we can run our kitchens overtime and set up our big Christmas marquee. All this can happen when Sydneysiders embrace the spirit of the season and donate to our Christmas Appeal. Please donate...

Christmas is our happiest day of the year

Christmas is our happiest day of the year

Christmas Day is a time for family, and that’s what makes it so special at The Exodus Foundation. We become the family that thousands of needy, poor and homeless Sydneysiders don’t have. It truly is one of the happiest days of the year. Our guests arrive early and before long the queue for Christmas lunch stretches down Liverpool Road. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of our free Christmas Day lunch for the poor and homeless. “It’s a testament to the...

Make Christmas for the homeless.

We can be their family at Christmas

Christmas is a special time for families. It’s a time when we hold our loved ones close. I’m sure you know what I mean – that sense of belonging and the feeling of being loved. That’s why I want to thank you especially. Your support at Christmas means my Exodus Foundation becomes a loving family for thousands of desperately needy Sydneysiders. Without you, they’d have nothing. This Christmas we’ll serve up to 3,000 hot lunches with all the trimmings to the...