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Mayor launches Christmas Giving Tree

22 November, 2016Posted in: Community
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With Christmas fast approaching, Wingecarribee Shire Council has today launched its annual Giving Tree at the Moss Vale Civic Centre.

“We’re asking for as many people as possible to donate to help the less fortunate,” said Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Halstead.

“For a lot of 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 is that the gifts aren’t wrapped,” Councillor Halstead said.

All items donated will be passed onto 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 Thursday 15 December 2016.

The Giving Tree is located in the foyer of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre, located in Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale.