Bunnings lights up Hutt St Centre for Christmas

We think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year but sometimes we can all get a little bit wrapped up in the crazy and forget its true meaning. 

Here at Glam, we think Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year but sometimes we can all get a little bit wrapped up in the crazy and forget its true meaning. 

With all the lunches, dinners, drinks, work functions, and not to mention the mad rush to get all of the gift buying done before the big day, it can be easy to forget how the magic of Christmas can bring joy to those struggling during the festive period. 

When we heard this heartwarming story about a Bunnings embracing the true meaning of Christmas, we just had to share…

Team members from Bunnings Mile End donated their time this week to transform Hutt  St Centre into a Christmas wonderland for people experiencing homelessness. 

Decking the Halls, the team from Bunnings wanted to share the feelings of nostalgia and excitement with the visitors at Hutt St Centre after discovering more than two-thirds (70%) of Australians feel happiness seeing decorated houses

Michelle Tobin, General Manager of Advocacy at Hutt St Centre, expressed her gratitude to the warehouse giant.

“Christmas is a particularly tough time of year for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness,” said Michelle.

“Many people who walk through our doors have lost everything – their home, their job,  even their family and friends. So the chance to find a warm welcome and a fresh start is life-changing.” 

“A huge thank you to our friends at Bunnings for donating these decorations and volunteering their time to deck the halls here at Hutt St Centre. Their kindness will help  us make this Christmas season brighter and happier for people experiencing  homelessness.” 

Hutt St Centre provides a place of connection and support, where people facing homelessness are empowered to rebuild their lives, rediscover their identities and reconnect with those who love them. 

Bunnings Mile End Activities Organiser Dina Mitsios said the team were delighted to lend a hand to help add some festive cheer to Hutt St Centre.

“At this time of year, it’s especially important to share joy and our team has been busy planning and installing lights, inflatables and wrapping presents to ensure the Hutt St  Centre is a wonderful space that people experiencing homelessness can enjoy. 

“We know some of the best Christmases are made at home so the goal of this project was to provide joy and create some Christmas magic for families who may not be able to enjoy Christmas at home this year,” said Dina. 

With people finally allowed to spend quality time out of lockdowns with family and friends o

The majority of Australians believe that Christmas has more meaning this year, and are prioritising connecting with family and friends this festive season. Three-quarters of Aussies plan on decorating their home this year, and 15% plan to go all out and decorate more than they did in 2020. 

These statistics conducted by Antenna Insights show the valuable role Bunnings have played in bringing joy to homeless South Australia’s this festive season. 

You can support the Hutt St Centre here. 

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