Book­shop ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for ap­peal

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Al­ready Read Book­shop is once again col­lect­ing do­na­tions of non-per­ish­able food on be­half of the St Vin­nie’s this Christ­mas.

Al­ready Read’s Jill Wright en­cour­aged peo­ple to dig deep to help make this Christ­mas an en­joy­able time for all in the com­mu­nity.

“At this time of the year many lo­cal fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als (through no fault of their own) are suf­fer­ing hard­ship,” Ms Wright said.

The book­shop will also be ac­cept­ing do­na­tions un­der their tree for lo­cal pets, the pro­ceeds of which we give to the Shep­par­ton An­i­mal Res­cue- an or­gan­i­sa­tion run en­tirely by vol­un­teers.

Within a few days of run­ning the drive last year, Al­ready Read said they had been given ‘boxes and boxes of pet food’, with pet do­na­tions out-pac­ing those for hu­mans.

“Last year we had two ladies that went over to Bur­ton’s and bought four shop­ping bags full of pet food be­cause they just loved the idea,” em­ploy­ees told the

“The pets do re­ally well, and they do have a happy Christ­mas. “They get toys as well, which is just great. “We usu­ally re­ceive many boxes worth of do­na­tions at the shop.

“The peo­ple of this com­mu­nity are more than just good; they are very, very gen­er­ous.”

All do­na­tions will be sent on to St Vin­nie’s in Shep­par­ton for dis­tri­bu­tion to those in need, with many do­nated items end­ing up back in the lo­cal area.

“We thank you in ad­vance for car­ing, be­cause no one wants to fall on hard times,” Ms Wright said.

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