Give back this Christmas
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.