Help needy and take a pass on wrapping

Help needy and take a pass on wrapping

SHOPPERS are being urged to handball the task of wrapping presents to help people in need at a Clarkson shopping centre.

For the third year, volunteers from the i60 Community group have been wrapping gifts for gold coin donations at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre.

The Butler group’s project development manager Carolyn Edwards said that over the past two years it had raised $4093 through gift wrapping, which had aided a number of community initiatives.

“Last year’s funds were directed to the Friend in Need food relief program and the Nanga Bush Youth Leadership Camp and we’re hoping to raise money for both of these initiatives again this year,” she said. “Our food relief program has been running since i60 was founded; on average we feed 70 people a week, each week, and in these past eight years we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of people in need.

“We’ve recently had to extend our reach to cover the Yanchep area as well as adding a further service in February 2016.

“Any support the community can provide through the gift wrapping will go a long way to help people struggling to put food on the table.”

The wrapping station will run between 10am and 2pm until December 24.