Pamper packs

Adventists in Wahroonga, (Sydney, Australia) pitched in to assemble pamper packs for people who are facing extreme hardship amidst the rising cost of living.

The enthusiastic team filled 110 packs with personal hygiene items such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, combs, toothpaste and toothbrushes. The packs were distributed by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Blacktown. This western Sydney suburb has a high percentage of residents living below the poverty line, many of them facing homelessness. They are often forced to choose between buying personal hygiene items and necessities like food.

“They are in such desperate need, and this helps them to restore some dignity,” said Marilyn Todd, who organised the initiative.

For 23 years ADRA Blacktown has been a lifeline for thousands of individuals facing hardship. Their services include food relief for 12,000 people annually, alongside counselling and case management support for hundreds of individuals each year.