Mayor's Christmas Appeal

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Help local families in need

The Christmas Appeal is for donations of presents and food to help make the festive season a happier time for people in need within the local community.

The donations will then be distributed to local people in need by Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, who will be delivering hampers to people in need across Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby.

The Mayor's Christmas Appeal will be open till 5pm on Tuesday 17 December. 

Accepted gifts and food

Recipient ages range from babies right up to people in their nineties both male and female and regardless of race, gender or religious beliefs.

Hamper suggestions

Food items (non-perishable) suitable for a Christmas meal can be donated. Please do not include any food items that contain alcohol and ensure all food items are within the Use By Date.

  • Assorted sweets
  • Bon Bons
  • Chocolates
  • Christmas cake
  • Savoury biscuits
  • Festive biscuits
  • Long life custard
  • Mixed nuts
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Soft drink
  • Tinned salmon/tuna
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned beetroot
  • Tinned ham
  • Christmas pudding

Gift ideas

Gifts are needed for all ages and interests. All gifts must be new and unwrapped.

  • Gifts cards
  • Toys (no battery operated please)
  • Toiletry pack
  • Backpacks
  • Wallets
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Socks
  • Sports goods
  • Books

Collection locations

Donations of unwrapped gifts and food items suitable for hampers can be left:

1) Council Chambers' customer service centre at 818 Pacific Highway Gordon

2) Any Ku-ring-gai Library branch. Our libraries are located at Gordon, Turramurra, Lindfield and St Ives

3) Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury at 4 Park Avenue Gordon

More information

For more information contact 9498 8805

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