Sallies on merry-making mission
The Salvation Army is on a mission to ensure the entire community has a festive Christmas.
Officials are opening collection points for presents around Tokoroa and is encouraging everyone in the community to contribute.
‘‘Christmas is almost here again so soon; and there are many families that for one reason or another will not have a very merry Christmas,’’ he said.
Tokoroa Salvation Army Community Ministries manager Colin Bridle said: ‘‘Last year we managed to support 88 families and 278 children with Christmas hamper and two presents for each child.’’
The presents and hampers were delivered by the Social Service Agencies on December 24.
‘‘The looks on many family’s faces where one of job, mixed with tears of gratefulness. On Christmas Day we catered for 30 people that were elderly or lived alone after the Christmas Day service to a traditional Christmas dinner with a few carols,’’ Mr Bridle said.
Collection points for presents will be held at South Waikato News, Classic Hits Radio Forestland, Countdown Tokoroa or The Salvation Army Community House.
GIVE A TOY A HOME: The Salvation Army is asking for the community’s support for its 2012 Give a Toy a Good Home Appeal.