With just over three weeks until Christmas, Wingecarribee Shire Council is getting into the spirit of goodwill 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 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 is that the gifts aren’t wrapped,” Councillor Gair 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, as the old adage goes, it’s the thought that counts,” the Mayor added.
Gifts can be left by the tree until Wednesday 17 December 2014.
The Giving Tree is located in the foyer of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre, located in Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale.