Community & Business

2 December, 2022

Salvos launch Christmas 2022 appeal

THE Salvation Army is aiming to raise over $3 million for those in need this festive sea-son as they launch their annual Christmas Appeal with several events set to be held on the Tablelands to raise money for the cause.

PHOTO: Salvation Army
PHOTO: Salvation Army

The Tablelands Salvos will be hosting events this year including Christmas carols at 10am on Christmas morning, followed by a community Christmas lunch.

Tablelands Corps leader Miriam Newton-Gentle said it is important to look after those less fortunate during the holiday season.

“Christmas is always the busiest time of the year for The Salvos but add a turbulent year with drastic increases to the cost of living, and we are expecting even more individuals and families will need support so that no one is left in need and no child goes without a gift on Christmas Day,” she said.

“To support those doing it tough, The Salvation Army is calling on the kindness, generosity and giving spirit of the Tablelands community to help make Christmas a joyful time for everyone.

“If you can afford to lend a hand or do-nate, you will be making a huge difference to those who are really struggling.

“We are in need of toys, gifts, and non-perishable food items which can be dropped off at 89-91 Kennedy Highway Tolga, or 47 Grace Street, Herberton or if you’d like to volunteer, please contact me on 07 4091 3224.”

Thanks to the generosity of the Queens-landers during last year’s Christmas season, The Salvation Army nationally distributed over 9,500 hampers and vouchers to those struggling to make ends meet, nearly 4,000 gifts and toys to families who might otherwise have gone without, over 19,500 meals and provided more than 9,900 beds for over 1,500 families in need of accommodation.

To register for the local events being held by the Tablelands Salvos, call 0418 722 250


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