Wishing tree is back

K-mart staff Tanya Meehan, Amanda Lee, Tanya Coulter, Christa Mader and Wendy
K-mart staff Tanya Meehan, Amanda Lee, Tanya Coulter, Christa Mader and Wendy

It’s as simple as taking a gift tag from the tree to identify the age and gender of the recipient and placing it with a gift (wrapped or unwrapped) beneath the tree.

Monetary contributions can also be made at any K-mart store or as coins in collection boxes at K-mart registers.

The contributions will be converted into K-mart gift cards and distributed by the Salvation Army.

Mandurah families are part of a unique arrangement in which government and non-government agencies work together under the umbrella of the Mandurah-Murray Christmas Appeal.

Funding from Lotterywest provides food for more than 1000 families and the items placed under the tree provide the majority of gifts for them, together with the support of the Bikie Toy Run, Alcoa and agencies such as St Vincent de Paul, the Uniting Church, Anglicare and Salvation Army.

Australia’s biggest Christmas gift appeal, the Wishing Tree has collected more than five million gifts over the past 25 years, and this year hopes to raise more than 500,000 gifts for Australians in need.