As the holidays approach, we start to think more about buying presents, decorating the house, and of course the big Christmas dinner spent surrounded by our loved ones. While the majority of us are looking forward to celebrating, there are people, in our community who are unsure if they will be able to feed their family and pay their bills.
In the true spirit of Christmas, Target and UnitingCare Australia will join together to improve the lives of thousands of Australians struggling during this festive season. Funds raised from their annual Christmas Appeal will help the UnitingCare Network to support its community services and programs nationwide.
With the program now in its 27th year, the appeal has helped hundreds of thousands of families across Australia.
It is easy to contribute in Target stores across Western Australia simply by purchasing an Appeal bauble for $2 or giving an unwrapped gift at your local Target store. Volunteers from the UnitingCare Network will collect donations and distribute them to people and families in need.
UnitingCare West Volunteer Cheyenne Beagley said: “The team at UnitingCare West is thrilled to play even a small part in such an important community campaign and encourage shoppers to donate what they can.”
Target Manjimup this year is aiming to improve on last year’s total of $2000 through even greater community involvement. We have a target of $3000 as our first milestone, but believe the generosity of the Manjimup people could help us reach $5000.
In 2017, the Appeal raised $700,000 nationwide from over 22,000 donations. Helping support over 42,000 Australian families. This year, organisers hope to reach more people who will struggle this Christmas thanks to the generous support from all Australians.
The Target UnitingCare Australia Christmas Appeal runs from 1 November until 24 December 2018.
Target Manjimup is located at 15 Ipsen Street Manjimup.
For more information on the Appeal, and to donate online visit www.unitingcarechristmasappeal.com.au.
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