Christmas can be a difficult time of year for the 42 per cent of households that reportedly suffer from “financial stress.”
Paying bills and putting food on the table can seem difficult enough without the added pressure that Christmas can bring.
This is why UnitingCare Australia has joined forces with Target this year, to improve the lives of thousands of Australians struggling during the festive season.
Funds raised from their annual Christmas Appeal will help the UnitingCare Network to support its community services and programs nationwide.
UnitingCare Bowral volunteer Gail Reed is encouraging Southern Highlanders to continute to the Christmas Appeal by purchasing an Appeal Bauble for $2, a white Christmas gift bos for $3 or giving an unwrapped gift at Bowral Target.
“The team at UnitingCare Bowral is thrilled to play even a small part in such an important community campaign and encourage shoppers to donate as much or as little as they can,” Ms Reed said.
Volunteers from the UnitingCare Network will collect donations and distribute them to people and families in need.
In 2017, the appeal raised $700,000 nationwide from over 22,000 donations, helping to support more than 42,000 Australian families.
This year, organisers hope to reach more people who will struggle this Christmas thanks to the generous support from all Australians.
The Target UnitingCare Australia Christmas Appeal runs from November 1 until December 24.
Target Bowral is located at 6 Boolwey Street, Bowral.
For more information on the Appeal, and to donate online visit www.unitingcarechristmasappeal.com.au
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