Campbelltown residents are being called on to help make Christmas a little brighter for struggling families by donating to the annual Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.
The appeal is seeking donations of new, unwrapped toys, gifts and non-perishable food items. Items can be placed in the Christmas donation box located in the main foyer of Council’s Civic Centre building, on the corner of Queen and Broughton Streets. Second hand or wrapped items are unable to be accepted.
Donations can also be left in collection boxes at library branches across Campbelltown City, and in a collection box near the information tent at Christmas Carols at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday 2 December.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the appeal’s donation boxes overflowed with gifts for those less fortunate each year, reflecting the strength of Campbelltown’s community spirit.
“The appeal has been running for more than a decade, and I’m proud our community gives generously year in and year out, thinking of others at a time of year which can be particularly difficult for some people,” he said.
“Gifts collected through the appeal are distributed at the Macarthur Combined Churches annual Christmas luncheon, and last year more than 300 gifts were given out to the more than 200 people who attended the luncheon.
“I encourage locals to support the appeal, and share the Christmas spirit with their fellow residents who can’t afford to put presents under the tree or prepare a special Christmas dinner.”
Donations can be made until 4.30pm on Wednesday 20 December.
The Macarthur Combined Churches luncheon will be held in the Campbelltown Civic Hall on Christmas Day. For more information about the luncheon, including volunteer opportunities, contact the Macarthur Combined Churches on 0406 049 828.
For more information about the appeal, contact Council on 4645 4000.
* Please note that Campbelltown's HJ Daley Library will be closed for renovations from 30 November to 10 December.