Spread fes­tive spirit of giv­ing to all kids

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

THE Christ­mas spirit of giv­ing is strong in the City of South Perth this year with the an­nual Smith Fam­ily Toy and Book char­ity cam­paign.

Work­ing to spread fes­tive joy to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren, the ap­peal calls for new, un­wrapped books to be placed un­der the wish­ing tree at the Man­ning or South Perth li­braries.

The City signed up to the ap­peal for the fourth year in a row and Mayor Sue Do­herty said she urged the com­mu­nity to get be­hind it.

“Christ­mas is a really spe­cial time for fam­i­lies, giv­ing and re­ceiv­ing gifts, how­ever sadly many chil­dren liv­ing in fam­i­lies that are fi­nan­cially dis­ad­van­taged will not re­ceive a gift,” she said.

“The ap­peal is an op­por­tu­nity to give and help bring a smile to a dis­ad­van­taged child’s face this Christ­mas.”

Do­na­tions can be made at ei­ther li­brary up un­til De­cem­ber 2.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d446459

Li­brar­ian Hamish Dixon reads to Char­lotte Am­brose (2), sur­rounded by South Perth li­brary staff and Mayor Sue Do­herty.

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