Give HOPE this Christmas Donate to the Mayoral Christmas Appeal

The 2018 Hawkesbury Mayoral Christmas Appeal commences today, 3 December 2018 and the Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert is asking people to help the Salvos give the gift of hope this Christmas.

“This is the first year that the Salvation Army has been the nominated charity for the Mayoral Christmas Appeal,” the Mayor said.

“Hawkesbury residents have rallied together to provide hundreds of gifts over the years to the Mayoral Christmas Appeal to help those who struggle at Christmas time,” the Mayor said.

“I know that this generosity of spirit continues in the Hawkesbury and I thank everyone who can help the Salvos to help others at this special time when those less fortunate are struggling to make ends meet.”

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert will officially launch the Appeal at the free community event Light Up Windsor on Friday, 7 December 2018 on the stage located near Thompson Square, corner of George Street and Baker Street, Windsor.

Contributions are welcomed for both children and adults of all ages, however there is a special request for gifts for the 13-18 age group and adult males as traditionally there are less gifts for this group, Kaylene Morrice explained.

“We are especially hoping for presents for teens 13+ boys and girls and adult men in particular, but of course we welcome all gift donations,” Kaylene said.

All presents must be unwrapped. There are five collection points for the Mayoral Christmas Appeal:

  • Light Up Windsor Street Fair Salvation Army Stall ((on Friday, 7 December 2018 ONLY 5pm-9pm)
  • Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street Windsor
  • Hawkesbury Central Library, Deerubbin Centre (Ground Floor), 300 George St, Windsor
  • Richmond Branch Library, 29 West Market Street, Richmond.
  • The Salvation Army Office, 290 George Street, Windsor.

Presents should be delivered to the collection points by Thursday, 20 December 2018 to allow time for them to be wrapped and distributed prior to Christmas.

Mayoral Xmas Appeal

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