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2022 Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

21st November 2022
Would you like to help a family in your community to celebrate Christmas this year?

It has been another difficult year for communities across Australia. And as Christmas approaches – it is becoming increasingly clear that many Australians are going to struggle to have even a modest celebration.

We all know Christmas is a time for joy. But for those doing it tough – it is often challenging, heartbreaking and isolating. Last Christmas, The Salvation Army provided around over 64,000 hampers as well as 26,000 gifts to individuals and families in need. As cost of living increases continue to impact communities across the country, your support is more important now than ever. By collecting and donating food or gifts, you can help us make sure we leave no one in need this festive season.

The Burra Council office will be accepting food & gift donations from Tuesday 22 November 2022 until Wednesday 14 December 2022.

Please consider giving to a family in need this Christmas.

Food

Some useful tips for food donations:

  • Consider donating a supermarket gift voucher, as they allow the recipient the flexibility to purchase their choice of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat
  • Where appropriate, please ensure items have long expiry dates and are non-perishable
  • Since these will be received as gifts, consider adding brand name products and some special items to help the recipient celebrate on Christmas Day
  • Try packing the food into a shopping bag or washing packet that can be reused by the recipient (it’s sustainable too!)
  • Consider providing food that will suit families with young children, people with allergies, the elderly or culturally diverse Australian households.

Gifts

Some useful tips for gift donations:

  • Please consider giving gifts for a range of age groups, including teenagers and parents
  • Consider donating gift vouchers – A gift voucher means a parent or guardian can still share in the unique joy of buying a gift for their child or family member (vouchers are also ideal for teenagers)
  • Please leave gifts unwrapped, to enable parents/guardians to experience the dignity and joy of choosing gifts based on the recipients’ interests or personality. Feel free to include wrapping paper or gift bags
  • Please donate new items only as your donated gift may be the only present someone receives this Christmas

Gift Vouchers

We can only accept physical gift vouchers (no printed or electronic gift vouchers please). Popular gift vouchers include:

  • Supermarkets, e.g. Woolworths or Coles
  • Department stores, e.g. Kmart, Big W, Target, Myer or David Jones
  • iTunes
  • Netflix
  • JB Hi-fi
  • Rebel
  • Event Cinemas or Hoyts
  • Dymocks