The Campbelltown community is being encouraged to spare a thought for those less fortunate this festive season, and donate 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.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the appeal had been running for more than a decade and took the pressure off struggling families and individuals at what should be a happy time of year.
“Christmas reminds us of the importance of our family, friends and community,’’ the mayor said.
“My Christmas appeal gives the Campbelltown community the opportunity to help their fellow residents who can’t afford presents under the tree or a Christmas dinner share in the Christmas spirit.
“I encourage residents to support the appeal in whatever way they can, and give generously to assist people in need at this special time of year.”
Donations can be made until 4.30pm on Wednesday, December 21.
All donated items will go to the Macarthur Combined Churches to be distributed at their annual Christmas luncheon, held in the Campbelltown Civic Hall on Christmas Day.
For more information about the appeal, contact Council on 4645 4000.
For more information on the Christmas Day luncheon, including volunteer opportunities, contact the Macarthur Combined Churches on 4625 2618.