Council launches Giving Tree

9 December, 2013Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is getting into the spirit of Christmas by launching a Giving Tree at its 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 Juliet Arkwright. “Because 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,” said the Mayor. “As all proceeds will be donated to the local branch of the Salvation Army, they have to first be sorted before being distributed in time for Christmas Day.”

“The size and monetary worth of the gift isn’t important, as the old adage goes, it’s the thought that counts,” the Mayor added.

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