With more than 2.9 million Australians living in poverty, Christmas is an important time for us to support our community.
The Salvation Army and Kmart have formed a partnership to collect gifts for children, adults, seniors and families who are unable to afford gifts at Christmas and beyond.
The appeal has collected more than eight million gifts – and this year we’re asking Australians to dig deep and help spread the Christmas spirit by giving in-store or online at Kmart.
The Salvation Army’s Secretary for Communication Lieutenant Colonel Neil Venables, has thanked supporters of the Appeal.
‘‘During December, The Salvation Army assists three times more people compared to any other month due to increased financial pressure at Christmas with extra bills, upcoming back-to-school costs, special meals and holiday activities for the children added on to everyday living expenses,’’ he said.
‘‘Through our partnership with Kmart and thanks to the generosity of Australians nationwide, we are able to provide gifts to those who would otherwise go without, not just at Christmas but at any time of the year. The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal truly does give hope where it’s needed most.’’
The Kmart Wishing Tree will run until Christmas Eve, Sunday 24 December – and we thank you for your support.