Christmas

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. ...

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...

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....

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! ...