Making Christmas better for those in need

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Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts is asking people to buy a few extra groceries or an extra Christmas gift to donate to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal 2020.

TO help make the festive season brighter for a family experiencing hardship people can donate to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal 2020.

The City of Wanneroo is welcoming donations of non-perishable food and toys to distribute to people in need this Christmas.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said Christmas can be a wonderful time, but it can also be very hard for those who were struggling.

Since 2000, the city has helped hundreds of families through the appeal.

“I know that while we have all faced unexpected challenges this year, our community will once again rally to support those who are doing it the toughest,’’ she said.

“If you are able to, please consider purchasing a few extra goods when grocery shopping or buying an extra Christmas gift for the appeal.’’

St Vincent de Paul Society member and volunteer services executive manager Andrew York said each and every donation made a difference.

“Christmas is a difficult time for people experiencing hardship, and with the impact of the crisis this year, vulnerable people in our community need this support more than ever,” he said.

If you can help appeal boxes are located at the city’s Civic Centre in Wanneroo, libraries, senior citizens centres, schools and a number of businesses.

Some locations include Alkimos Beach Primary School, Alkimos Primary School, Keiki Early Learning Trinity, Northshore Grammar School, Butler Primary School, East Butler Primary School, John Butler Primary School, Yanchep Beach Primary School, Atlantis Beach Baptist College, Two Rocks Library, Two Rocks Primary School, Yanchep Lagoon Primary School and Yanchep Secondary School.

Donations need to be made by Friday, November 20.

For more information, including donation locations, visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/mayorchristmasappeal or call 9405 5000.