Bumper do­na­tions for Christ­mas

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Statewide - VICKI MOR­RELL

AS we start a new year and make plans for the months ahead, we like to look back at the suc­cesses of the pre­vi­ous 12 months. A high­light was the Southcare Christ­mas Ap­peal.

We were over­whelmed by the won­der­ful support we re­ceived. Do­na­tions of gifts to the Giv­ing Box Ap­peal, co-or­di­nated by Unit­ing Care and Tar­get stores and dis­trib­uted by Southcare in our area, meant ev­ery­one who was in­vited to our Christ­mas gift and ham­per days went away with a huge smile.

Col­lec­tion points for do­na­tions of food items for our ham­per ap­peal were also very suc­cess­ful this year, with lo­cal schools, ser­vice or­gan­i­sa­tions, busi­nesses, the City of South Perth and pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als con­tribut­ing, en­sur­ing many fam­i­lies had some­thing to en­joy over Christ­mas.

With so many other or­gan­i­sa­tions also call­ing for support, your gen­eros­ity to Southcare’s an­nual ap­peal was amaz­ing.

Watch­ing the faces of chil­dren as they ex­plored the dis­plays of toys, books and games from which they could choose their gift, was one of the high­lights of the year.

Hand­ing out bulging ham­pers that in­cluded a wide se­lec­tion of nour­ish­ing food and a few treats re­ally made us feel like Santa.

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