Donations of tinned and packaged food and toys are being sought to make up hampers for disadvantaged local families.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson is inviting the public to donate presents and food to help make the festive season happier for people in need living in the Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby areas.
The Mayor's Christmas Appeal is on behalf of Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury and taking donations until 5pm Friday 14 December. Donated gifts can be left at Ku-ring-gai libraries in St Ives, Lindfield, Turramurra and Gordon or at the Council’s Customer Service Centre at 818 Pacific Highway Gordon.
Donations of unwrapped gifts and food items are being sought, with festive items such as Christmas cake, tinned hams, plum puddings, bon bons and chocolates preferred. Gifts for children are also welcome, particularly for the age group between 12 to 16 years.
Hampers made up from donated goods will be distributed by Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury to people in need across the local area. In previous years Lifeline has distributed around 130 hampers every Christmas to local families.
According to Mayor Anderson, the ages of recipients range from babies up to people in their nineties.
“Although Ku-ring-gai is thought of as being affluent, there are some residents among us who are struggling for a variety of reasons.”
“In this season of goodwill, it’s good to know we can do something to help those who are doing it tough.”
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