Bass Coast,
29
November
2013
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03:17
Australia/Melbourne

Give A Gift To Local Children In Need

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The community has started giving generously to disadvantaged children this Christmas, with many presents already under Bass Coast Shire Council’s Christmas Giving Trees.

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said there is still plenty of room under the trees for more presents.

“For those wanting to donate gifts you can drop them at any of Council’s Customer Service Centres in Cowes, Inverloch, Grantville and Wonthaggi,” said Cr Rankine.

“While all donations are valued, please keep in mind there is always a shortage of presents for children aged 10 and under, and they need to be unwrapped and new.

All gifts left under the Christmas Giving Tree will be distributed across the Shire by the Combined Welfare Group, which consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, Davey House and churches from Wonthaggi and Inverloch.

“We are asking people to bring in their gifts before Friday, 13 December, so there is time to distribute and wrap the presents to families that need them. Any gifts received after this date will be held over until next year,” Cr Rankine said.

“Christmas is a time for giving, so help spread the festive cheer and make it a special celebration for everyone in Bass Coast.”

Please note, Council’s Customer Service area at the Civic Centre Wonthaggi is now located back at the McBride Avenue entrance.