Give back this Christ­mas

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

The Christ­mas tree in­side Fair­fax Me­dia’s Alexan­dra of­fice is spe­cial not just for how well it’s dec­o­rated, but be­cause of the gifts it shel­ters.

The gifts aren’t for the staff, they’re for those Cen­tral Otago chil­dren that might not oth­er­wise re­ceive a gift on Christ­mas Day.

The Sal­va­tion Army’s Gifts Un­der The Christ­mas Tree is in its fourth year and they need your help for those less for­tu­nate.

Com­mu­nity min­istries co­ordi- na­tor Bess Car­bines said the ini­tia­tive had been ‘‘won­der­ful’’ in pre­vi­ous years and she hoped peo­ple would drop a gift in.

‘‘Your con­tri­bu­tion will make some­one very happy on Christ­mas morn­ing. The gen­eros­ity of the com­mu­nity con­tribut­ing to­wards this cause is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.’’

Fair­fax Me­dia Queen­stown and Cen­tral Otago bu­reau chief Deb­bie Jamieson said she an­tic­i­pated Mir­ror read­ers would be as gen­er­ous as ever.

‘‘The Cen­tral Otago com­mu­nity has a proud tra­di­tion of look­ing out for each other. It is heart warm­ing to see how thought­ful peo­ple are at this spe­cial time of year.’’

Gifts needed to be dropped at the Mir­ror of­fice in Cen­ten­nial Ave by De­cem­ber 14. It needed to be left un­wrapped and would be dis­trib­uted to those on The Sal­va­tion Army reg­is­ter in time for Christ­mas Day.

Jesse, 3, and Mia Cham­ber­lain, 1, hold gifts for the Alexan­dra Sal­va­tion Army Christ­mas ap­peal at the Mir­ror of­fice.

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