Chance to make Christmas special for those in need
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.
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.