The Swan Valley Visitor Centre (SVVC) is once again supporting families in need by acting as a drop-off point for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.
The SVVC, which has been involved in the appeal for several years, will be accepting donations until 2pm on Friday, December 8, 2023.
Tanya Richardson, City of Swan Mayor, said many people were doing it tough this Christmas and would benefit from the support of the program.
“For those who are able, donating to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal at our visitor centre will help make sure no one goes without this Christmas,” Mayor Richardson said.
“It’s been a challenging year for many amid the rising cost of living and your donation may be the only gift someone receives.
“Dropping your donation to SVVC as early as possible will help ensure all gifts are delivered to families by Christmas.”
The Salvation Army is looking for donations of:
- Non-perishable foods such as pasta sauces, pre-prepared meals, biscuits, jelly, cereal and baby food
- Tinned foods such as fruits, vegetables and soups
- Christmas items such as puddings, cakes and table décor
- Cleaning and hygiene items such as toiletries and baby care
- Gift vouchers to places such as cinemas, sporting stores, electronic stores and department stores
- Outdoor equipment such as bicycles, beach gear and camping equipment
- Activities such as books, puzzles, musical instruments and gaming consoles.
Those who are donating might like to consider gifts that suit older age groups, as every year the appeal is overwhelmed with gifts for younger children.
The SVVC is on the corner of Meadow Street and Swan Street in Guildford, and is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm.
For more information about the appeal, visit the Salvation Army website.