The Salvation Army provide food hampers at Christmas and we need your help filling them!

The Salvation Army provide food hampers at Christmas and we need your help filling them!

Mount Sheridan Plaza in conjunction with The Salvation Army are encouraging Cairns locals to connect with their community this Christmas. Each year The Salvation Army pack thousands of Christmas Hampers which will be distributed locally to disadvantaged and low income families in Far North Queensland.

From Monday December 2 to Friday December 13 Mount Sheridan Plaza are offering you the chance to help make Christmas special for those in need. Encouraging shoppers on their next visit to the Plaza to place an additional non perishable item in your trolley and drop in it the crate on the way out!

“It’s that simple, if you could spare a couple of dollars and pay if forward I can guarantee it will give you a sense of happiness and fulfilment,” Says Marketing and Customer Experience Manager Kay Judd.

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.

In additional to the Christmas Appeal, The Salvation Army are the nominated Charity partner for the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal in which you can donate a gift and place it under the tree at any local Kmart store.

Donations can include Christmas goodies such as canned leg ham, Christmas cake, pudding & custard along with a range of staple foods such as pasta, cereal, canned fruit & vegetables.

To make a donation to ensure a family receives a hamper.

Purchase a non-perishable and place in the crates provided

Bring an unopened non-perishable item from home and place in the crates provided

Crates will be located adjacent to Woolworths and Coles

Donate in-between Monday December 2 – Friday December 13

If you require assistance at Christmas with food and gifts please call 07 4051 2454.

If you need emergency assistance, call 1300 371 288 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday).

“If you want to re-discover what Christmas is all about, join us by volunteering your time, donate to our gift and food campaigns or get involved in our community events please get in contact with us on 4051 2454 or via Facebook at Salvos Cairns” Said Ben Johnson (Major).

Media Contact

Kay Judd

4036 3150