Help brighten up Christmas for those in need

Published on 13 November 2017

Mayor Jennifer Anderson launches her annual Christmas hamper appeal for 2017.

Once again partnering with Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, Mayor Jennifer Anderson and Ku-ring-gai Council are collecting donations of food and gifts to fill Christmas hampers for local families in need.

The hampers are distributed to Lifeline clients within the community who are experiencing financial hardship, social isolation, and distress, and can be a source of comfort during the festive season.

Suggested non-perishable food donations include pasta and pasta sauce, festive cakes and biscuits, chocolates, bon bons, soft drinks, tinned ham, salmon, or tuna, tinned beetroot and fruits, long life custard, lollies, mixed nuts, and crackers.

Gifts for all ages are also greatly appreciated. In previous years, Lifeline noted a shortage of gifts for teens, so items like new backpacks, toiletries packs, CDs, and gift vouchers are suggested.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said that the appeal is a great way for the community to give back during the festive season.

“Donations can be of any size, and will go to people within our community who are doing it tough,” she said.

“I encourage our residents to pick up an extra box of chocolates or jar of pasta sauce during their grocery shop and pop it into one of the donation boxes around Ku-ring-gai.”

Donations can be dropped off at: 

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre - 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon
  • Gordon Library – 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon
  • St Ives Library – St Ives Shopping Village; 166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives
  • Lindfield Library – 265 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
  • Turramurra Library – 5 Ray Street, Turramurra
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury – 4 Park Avenue, Gordon

Donations will be collected until COB 14 December 2017.

Residents are asked not to donate any food items that contain alcohol, to ensure that all food items are within the Use By Date, and to not donate any gifts that require batteries.

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Media enquiries: Joel Callen Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0897 or jcallen@kmc.nsw.gov.au