Christmas is a wonderfully busy time at Samaritans. From our Christmas Day community lunches to our Christmas Assistance Centre, there's plenty of ways to receive help as well as volunteer or get involved.

Christmas Lunches

Newcastle’s largest Christmas celebration has been annually hosted by Samaritans for the past 20 years. We aim to offer individuals and families experiencing homelessness, disadvantage or loneliness, much needed compassion on Christmas Day.

Christmas Lunch Express 2020

2020 was a year like no other. Our Christmas Lunch become COVID-Safe and turned into an "Express" hamper and gift pick up station. We served hundreds of hampers to families and individuals who were able to enjoy a meal, a gift and some Christmas spirit on Christmas Day.

Thank you to our generous sponsors in Newcastle and in Singleton for making it all happen!

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Support Samaritans Christmas Lunches

If you want to support Samaritans Christmas Lunches, please call us on (02) 4960 7100 or email

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Christmas Appeal

Over the Christmas period not only do we provide a number of activities, the demand on our existing support services increases.

For many local families, Christmas can bring additional hardships. Often people struggle as their casual or part-time jobs are cut over the Christmas break, so they don’t have income. Sometimes bill cycles fall over Christmas and on top of that parents are preparing for back to school expenses.

Samaritans Christmas Appeal aims to ensure families in need do not feel alone this Christmas. Samaritans is calling on the local community to help and support our goal. Just $25 can make a difference.

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