This Christmas will be super special for thousands of foster kids thanks to record gift donations from generous Queenslanders.

Around Christmas there is nothing better than hearing a story that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and this year the first warm and fuzzy story I’ve heard came from right here in Queensland.

Christmas is a time for giving and some Queenslanders have certainly out done themselves this year by ensure thousands of families have more joyous Christmas.

The Kids In Care Christmas appeal received a record number of 16,500 gifts in time for Christmas. Quite an astounding number, especially considering they were expecting half as much according to Child Safety Minister Tracy Davis

“We were hoping to receive around 8,600 gifts this year to make sure every child and young person living away from home received a Christmas gift through this appeal.”

The gift will go to foster children and other families known to Child Safety  on Christmas Day.

“There are now thousands of children, young people and families across the state who will enjoy a brighter Christmas thanks to the generosity of many Queenslanders,” Ms Davis said.

Ms.Davis wanted to thank Queenslanders for their generosity and thoughtfulness.

“We have exceeded our target and I cannot thank Queenslanders enough for pulling together to be a part of the village by donating a gift to the appeal.”

Ms.  Davis said extra presents will be given to non-government organisations to distribute to disadvantaged or vulnerable families and   thanked ABC Local Radio in Queensland and their listeners for their support of the annual appeal.