With the countdown on until Christmas, the annual Giving Tree at the Moss Vale Civic Centre has launched.
The tree was launched by Wingecarribee Shire Council on November 13.
Mayor Ken Halstead has asked residents to dig deep for the less fortunate in the lead up to the holiday season.
“We’re asking for as many people as possible to donate to help the less fortunate,” he said.
“For many people, Christmas can be an especially tough time of the year.”
Non-perishable food items and gifts for children are the most sought after items.
“The only real restriction we ask is to not wrap the gifts,” the Mayor said.
All items donated will be passed on to the local branch of the Salvation Army where they will first be sorted before being distributed in time for Christmas Day.
“The size and monetary worth of the gift isn’t important,” Mayor Halstead added.
“As the old adage goes; it’s the thought that counts.”
Gifts can be left by the tree up until and including Friday, December 15.
The Giving Tree is located in the foyer of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre, located in Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale.