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Mayor launches Christmas Giving Tree

19 November, 2015Posted 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 Larry Whipper.

“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 Whipper said.  “As all the items will be donated to the local branch of the Salvation Army, 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 Whipper added.  “As the old adage goes, it’s the thought that counts.”

Gifts can be left by the tree up until Wednesday 16 December 2015.

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