Extend giving beyond Christmas this year with the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal and help those in need with a truly practical gift
FAR Northerners can help brighten a family’s Christmas by taking part in the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal, which officially launched Monday November 12.
On Thursday November 14 at 11:30am Kmart Mount Sheridan Plaza will officially kick off their Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal together with The Salvation Army to support members of the community in need.
With more than 2.9 million Australia’s currently living in poverty. Australia’s largest and longest running Christmas Appeal will once again support children, adults, seniors and families who are unable to afford gifts at Christmas and beyond.
“At Christmas, the Salvos will serve more than 100,000 meals, distribute more than 500,000 gifts and toys and support more than 70,000 families in need. But we can only do this with the support of the Australian public,” We want to not only meet need but bless those who are struggling this Christmas. Says Ben Johnson (Major) Salvation Army.
To date, the Appeal has collected more than eight million gifts and all members of the Cairns community are encouraged to dig deep and help celebrate the Appeal by giving in store at Mount Sheridan Plaza.
“The Kmart Mt Sheridan team are excited to launch the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal on November 14. We urge the Mt Sheridan community to give generously to this year’s Appeal to help us show others that they are not alone this Christmas. Kmart Mt Sheridan’s Wishing Tree Appeal launch activities will begin from 11:30am, offering the community free family-friendly entertainment” – Brad Walter, Kmart Mt Sheridan Store Manager
The launch will be a success with the help of the Salvation Army, Bentley Park School Choir (singing Christmas carols), and amazing support from the CQUUniversity Cairns Taipans, The Northern Pride and Jackley’s Bakehouse.
CQUUniversity Cairns Taipans chief executive Mark Beecroft said the club was “proud to support the cause.”
Greg Reynolds, CQUniversity Cairns Taipans Sales Manager “The Taipans are pleased to be involved with this cause and hope our involvement encourages Cairns locals to dig deep this Christmas for those less fortunate,” he said.
“Each year we are delighted to see the Appeal continue to grow as the enormous generosity of the community within the Cairns region never stops spreading the joy of Christmas to families less fortunate,” said Angela Liversage Centre Manager.
We would like to see the whole community get behind as every bit helps from small to great
As it all helps to making everyday living brighter.
Marketing and Customer Experience Manager Kay Judd said, “Thanks to the generosity of the Australian community, the appeal has raised more the 8 million gifts for the people doing it tough with close to 400,000 gifts being collected every year.”
Get involved by:
Bring along a gift and place under the Kmart Wishing Tree.
Drop your spare change at the checkout register.