News

Give a little love

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

In the true spirit of Christmas, Target and UnitingCare Australia are joining together to improve the lives of thousands of Australians struggling during this festive season.

Funds raised from their annual Christmas Appeal will help the UnitingCare Network to support its community services and programs nationwide.

Now in its 27th year, the Appeal has helped hundreds of thousands of families across Australia.

It is easy to contribute in Target stores across Victoria including Yarrawonga and Tasmania by simply purchasing an appeal bauble for $2, a white Christmas gift box for $3 or giving an unwrapped gift at your local Target store.

Volunteers from the UnitingCare Network will collect donations and distribute them to people and families in need.

Uniting Volunteer Rev. Richard Franklin said “ The team at Uniting is thrilled to play even a small part in such an important community campaign and encourage shoppers to donate as much or as little as they can.”

In 2017, the appeal raised $700,000 nationwide from over 22,000 donations, helping support over 42,000 Australian families.

This year, organisers hope to reach more people who will struggle this Christmas thanks to the generous support from all Australians.

The Target UnitingCare Australia Christmas Appeal runs from November 1 until December 24.

Target Yarrawonga is located at 154 Belmore Street to make donations.

For more information on the appeal, and to donate online visit www.unitingcarechristmasappeal.com.au.