Spread joy to the needy at Christ­mas

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Unit­ingCare Aus­tralia and Nar­ro­gin Tar­get have again teamed up to help im­prove the Christ­mas of strug­gling fam­i­lies in the re­gion.

Last year the an­nual Christ­mas ap­peal raised $700,000 na­tion­wide from 22,000 dona­tions which reached 22,000 fam­i­lies.

Gift tags worth $2 and $3 gift boxes can be bought in-store from Tar­get for the ap­peal. How­ever, gifts can also be do­nated, which will go di­rectly to lo­cal fam­i­lies in need.

Unit­ing Church Nar­ro­gin’s Mar­garet White said gifts left un­der Nar­ro­gin Tar­get’s Christ­mas tree was a way for the com­mu­nity to sup­port mem­bers of the town.

“In Nar­ro­gin, the Unit­ing Church doesn’t have a wel­fare pro­gram of its own, we li­aise with the Sal­va­tion Army,” she said.

“Any gifts that come in go to them, so all the gifts stay in the dis­trict.”

The ap­peal will run un­til De­cem­ber 24.

Pic­ture: Michael Traill

Wendy Southall, Mar­garet White and Kim­ber­ley Klomp.

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