Chance to make Christ­mas special for those in need

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

PEO­PLE are be­ing en­cour­aged to show their fes­tive spirit and en­sure those in need get some­thing a lit­tle special for Christ­mas.

The Unit­ing Care Christ­mas Ap­peal is be­ing co­or­di­nated by Man­jimup Se­nior High School Year 11 stu­dent Lachie McNa­mara who is un­der­tak­ing work place­ment at the Man­jimup Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre.

As part of the ap­peal, peo­ple are be­ing en­cour­aged to do­nate gifts at par­tic­i­pat­ing stores in town.

Toys are wel­come un­der the Christ­mas tree in Man­jimup Tar­get and food do­na­tions are wel­come at Wool­worths and Coles.

“I will be col­lect­ing do­na­tions from the stores ev­ery Fri­day to bring back to the cen­tre and make the ham­pers,” Lachie said.

Fam­i­lies want­ing to re­ceive a ham­per need to visit the cen­tre and fill out an ap­pli­ca­tion, af­ter which Lachie will dis­trib­ute a ham­per.

“I want to give out ham­pers in the hun­dreds, please help us reach that goal by do­nat­ing toys and food at Tar­get, Wool­worths and Coles,” he said.

Man­jimup Tar­get cus­tomer as­sis­tant Corey Whe­lan also wel­comed peo­ple to buy a do­na­tion bauble.

“We want to beat our $2500 record this year through the dol­lar do­na­tions,” he said.

Man­jimup CRC man­ager Ranui Har­ris said the cen­tre’s board sup­ported Lachie’s pro­gram and said it was some­thing the team would con­tinue next year.

“It also helps us iden­tify more fam­i­lies in the area who are in need,” she said.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Man­jimup Tar­get cus­tomer as­sis­tant Corey Whe­lan and as­sis­tant man­ager Dorothy Lid­de­low and Man­jimup Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre work place learner Lachie McNa­mara en­cour­age peo­ple to do­nate to the Unit­ing Care Christ­mas Ap­peal.

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