Shellharbour Mayor launches Giving Tree Appeal

Shellharbour City residents are asked to donate gifts and vouchers for this year’s Mayor’s Giving Tree Appeal.

For more than two decades Shellharbour residents have helped hundreds of disadvantaged families celebrate Christmas.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba urged the community to help those less fortunate.

"Some people in our community have found themselves in difficult circumstances and unable to provide gifts for their family this year," Mayor Marianne Saliba said.

“In fact, in almost every school there will be students who will not truly enjoy a happy Christmas unless they receive help from our caring community.

"The assistance we receive each year from residents, clubs and volunteer groups exemplifies the altruistic nature of our city - we look after each other in times of need.”

The St Vincent de Paul Society has previously distributed thousands of donated gifts and vouchers to more than 450 families in need.

Gifts for the Mayor’s Giving Tree Appeal should be unwrapped and can be left in the box at the Stockland Shellharbour Christmas display or in the box located on Level 1 at Lamerton House.

Donations of gift vouchers can be sent directly to Lamerton House, care of Jo Frasca. Residents are encouraged to donate gifts before Friday, December 15. 

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.