‘TIS the season for giving and the Property Exchange has joined forces with The Salvation Army to help bring some cheer to disadvantaged families.
They are supporting the organisation’s Christmas appeal and asking the local community to also donate food items and toys to this great cause.
Sales representative Jade Lippiatt is coordinating the appeal and said the team had been involved for several years.
“According to research released by the Salvation Army, approximately half a million children under 10 are unlikely to receive a present this Christmas, while 2.4 million Australians are worried about how they will pay for Christmas,” she said. “It’s supposed to be a joyous time of year, but that isn’t the case for many families.
“It’s a situation that really tugs at our heartstrings and we want to help others in need where we can.”
The agency has had a strong response so far and will continue to collect donations at its office at 212 Nicholson Road, Subiaco until close of business on December 8.
On their website, The Salvation Army has requested donations of non-perishable food, preferably with a long storage date.
Gifts donations can include gift vouchers, new clothing, outdoor/sporting equipment, hair and beauty products, toys, puzzles and games. They ask that gifts be unwrapped. n