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Mayor launches Christmas Giving Tree

26 November, 2018Posted in: Community
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Mayor Duncan Gair holding gift in front of 2018 Christmas Giving Tree

With Christmas fast approaching, Wingecarribee Shire Council has today launched its annual Giving Tree at the Moss Vale Civic Centre.

“We’re asking for residents to share in the spirit of Christmas and donate to the less fortunate,” said Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Duncan Gair.

“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 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 be sorted before being distributed in time for Christmas Day.

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

Gifts can be left by the tree up until and including Tuesday 18 December 2018.

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