UNITINGCARE & TARGET LAUNCH CHRISTMAS GIFT APPEAL IN MAROOCHYDORE
UnitingCare and Target Australia have issued a challenge to Australians to ''be someone's Santa'' by donating a gift or gift voucher for a needy child, teenager or older person in the lead up to Christmas.
The aim of UnitingCare and Target is to collect more than 130,000 gifts for those in need as part of the SHARE Christmas Gift Appeal, which will be launched on Monday 12th November 2007 at 260 Target stores across Australia, including Target in MAROOCHYDORE.
"Together we can make a difference at Christmas in MAROOCHYDORE by donating a gift to someone less fortunate than ourselves," said local coordinator Brett Gadenne from Lifeline Sunshine Coast who is overseeing the distribution of gifts donated at Target Maroochydore.
"This year with one in nine Australians living in poverty, there will be children, teenagers, families and frail older people in our community who will not be able to afford to celebrate Christmas with gifts or special food," said Brett Gadenne.
"It's great to know that the gifts donated at Target MAROOCHYDORE will go to those in need in our own community" said Brett Gadenne.
Last year, 419 gifts were donated at Target Maroochydore.
In the past 15 years, Australians have embraced UnitingCare's SHARE Christmas Gift Appeal, donating more than 1.2 million gifts at Target for children, homeless teenagers, lonely older people and families in crisis.
Gifts and gift vouchers can be donated at any Target store nationwide until Christmas Eve. UnitingCare volunteers will distribute them to those most in need in time for Christmas morning.
UnitingCare, one of Australia's largest providers of community services, cares for the homeless, families in crisis, the frail aged and abused and neglected children.
For details on the Gift Appeal in your community contact:
Brett Gadenne, Lifeline Sunshine Coast
Phone: 07 5443 5366 or 0413958320