Of­fice ready for an­nual ap­peal

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Christ­mas is just over four weeks away and the Katikati Ad­ver­tiser Christ­mas tree went up on Mon­day sig­nalling the start of the an­nual com­mu­nity gift ap­peal, run in con­junc­tion with the Katikati Chris­tian Helpline.

Ev­ery year com­mu­nity gen­eros­ity ex­cels with hun­dreds of gifts pro­vided for chil­dren, teenagers and adults do­nated by lo­cals, which are then dis­trib­uted to help make Christ­mas brighter for ev­ery­one.

The re­sponse to last year’s ap­peal was bril­liant with about 50 ham­pers de­liv­ered to fam­i­lies in our com­mu­nity.

Peo­ple are in­vited to donate new gifts or sec­ond-hand items to the ap­peal at the Katikati Ad­ver­tiser of­fice un­wrapped — those that are gift-wrapped should be la­belled with de­tails of age and sex of the re­cip­i­ent. Non-per­ish­able Christ­mas food such as tinned food, choco­lates, Christ­mas mince pies, are also ap­pre­ci­ated.

The gifts will be de­liv­ered to peo­ple us­ing Chris­tian Helpline in­for­ma­tion, and or­gan­is­ers wel­come names of de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ents. De­tails can be left by phon­ing Chris­tian Helpline, 549-1038.

Items can be dropped off at the of­fice on Mon­days and Tues­days from 9am3.30pm and Thurs­days from 9am-1pm. The com­mu­nity gift ap­peal ends on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10.

The fa­mil­iar rein­deer and Katikati Ad­ver­tiser com­mu­nity Christ­mas tree are up ready for the an­nual gift ap­peal.

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