Help fill Christmas with hope and joy
CHRISTMAS is a busy time for the Salvation Army.
While the true meaning of the season is of peace, joy and hope, it is a fact that hundreds of thousands of Australians find Christmas stressful and a financial nightmare.
The Salvation Army gives hope to those who need it most at Christmas by distributing tens of thousands of food vouchers and hampers to people in need and providing gifts and toys to families in crisis.
I’d like to urge readers to stop for a moment and ask, ‘Can I help someone who is struggling?’ I truly believe that we are a nation that stands by those in need.
Specifically, I write to ask readers if they could join with us at the Salvation Army to give hope to those who need it most this Christmas.
There are easy actions you can take that will genuinely make a world of difference.
You can donate to the Salvos by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58). Funds are desperately needed. You can also donate in person at any Westpac branch.
Donations of new, quality gifts or non-perishable food can be made at most Salvation Army centres. It’s best to call 13 SALVOS to find out how you can assist us in your local area, or check out salvationarmy.org.au to find out how you can help. On behalf of the Salvation Army, I wish all readers a Christmas filled with joy, peace, and above all else, hope. Major Paul Hateley, Public Relations Secretary, Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory. advertising brochures we get once a week in our letterbox.
I have always been fascinated by how all the big stores seem to advertise the same products at the same time.
Is there a spy in the hurly-burly of big advertising?
However, what really drives me nutty, and I cannot see what advantage it would have, is when you are reading a brochure and everything is suddenly upside down.
You are then supposed to turn it over and start reading again.
That's about the time I take a basketball shot for the recycling bin.
Charlie Gibson, Falcon.