Give to the Giving Tree this Christmas
Christmas gifts are stacking up under Bass Coast Shire Council’s Giving Trees, as part of the annual donation drive to support families experiencing disadvantage.
The Christmas Giving Tree program helps ensure that Christmas is a special day for the whole Bass Coast community and many gifts are needed.
The project is coordinated by the Combined Welfare Group which includes organisations such as the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and Bass Coast Health’s Davey House. These services work directly with local families.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, says that Council is proud to be supporting this initiative again this year.
“The Giving Tree can help to take a little bit of pressure off Bass Coast families experiencing financial hardship over Christmas,” Cr Tessari said.
“Donating a gift can make the world of difference to a child and their family on Christmas day.”
Christmas Giving Trees are on display in Council’s Customer Service Centres in Wonthaggi, Cowes, Grantville and Inverloch and are accepting gifts until Tuesday, 10 December.
Any gifts received after this date will be held over until next year.
It is also requested that the gifts are new and left unwrapped under the trees.
Food donations are not recommended.