With just a few days to go until Christmas, gift donations are urgently needed for the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal, to help bring a Christmas smile to children’s faces.
Major Robert Ross from The Salvation Army is urging Kiwis to get firmly behind the Appeal in its final week and give what they can.
“The need in our communities is very great and, although many New Zealanders have been very generous, we’re still a long way short of our target of 30,000 gifts,” he says.
“In this final week before Christmas, we ask all shoppers to consider donating just one extra gift, no matter how small, to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal,”
“Imagine the difference it would make to so many struggling families at Christmas, if every shopper took up this challenge.”
“We welcome gifts for people of all ages but ask that you particularly remember children. There are few things worse than being the little boy or girl without presents on Christmas morning,” Major Ross adds.
Presents are being collected until Christmas Eve and can be placed under a Wishing Tree in any Kmart store across New Zealand.
The Appeal collects gifts on behalf of The Salvation Army which distributes them to children and families that would otherwise go without on Christmas morning. Gifts can be donated at any Kmart store right up until Christmas Eve.
To contribute, all you need do is place a gift under a Wishing Tree in a Kmart store and then add a gift tag from the tree to identify the age and gender of a suitable recipient. The gift does not need to be purchased from Kmart.
Alternatively, you can make a cash contribution to the Appeal at any Kmart store register. One hundred percent of your contribution will be converted into a Kmart gift card, for distribution by The Salvation Army.
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