Bass Coast,
12
November
2014
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02:57
Australia/Melbourne

Give A Gift To Those In Need

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Bass Coast Shire Council is once again participating in the annual Christmas Giving Tree Program and is calling on the community to generously donate gifts to help disadvantaged families.

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said generous donations from the community made a big difference to Christmas morning for so many children in disadvantaged homes.

“The Christmas Giving Tree program helps ensure that Christmas is a special day for all Bass Coast community members,” Cr Rankine said.

“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 and Davey House.”

Christmas Giving Trees will be on display in all Council Customer Service Centres from Monday, 17 November and accepting gifts until Friday, 12 December.

Any gifts received after this date will be held over until next year.

This year the organisation has specifically requested gifts for children under 10.

It is also requested that the gifts are new and left unwrapped under the trees.

Food donations are not recommended.