Karrinyup: Salvos calling for donations to help needy at Christmas

Nigel Pitkin and Warren Palmer from Salvation Army with Santa and Blake White. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Nigel Pitkin and Warren Palmer from Salvation Army with Santa and Blake White. Picture: Martin Kennealey

THE Salvation Army is calling on people to donate toys and food at Karrinyup Shopping Centre to help people in need this Christmas.

The Salvos’ annual Santa Stocking Appeal aims to collect 2000 toys and gifts and 2000 food items that will be given directly to Perth families.

Monetary donations are also welcome to support its crisis centres in the lead-up to Christmas.

Spokesman Warren Palmer said the organisation expected to help 300,000 people during the festive period.

“It is a sad reality that many West Australians have nothing to eat, nowhere to sleep and face various other forms of hardship,” he said.

“For them, celebrating Christmas is impossible.

“Making a donation to the Santa Stocking Appeal is a small gesture which can make a huge difference to those in need at this time of year.

“It is also a great reminder of the true spirit of Christmas.”

Salvos volunteers will be collecting donations outside Woolworths until December 24.