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Santa Stocking Appeal 2014

Santa Stocking Appeal Karrinyup 2014

Media Release 


Santa Stocking Appeal Shows Joy is in the Giving

 Now in its fifth year, The Salvation Army Santa Stocking Appeal is being held at Karrinyup Shopping Centre from 1st – 24th December, encouraging the community to experience the true joy of Christmas by giving to those in need.

The Appeal aims to collect 1,000 new toys and gifts, 1,000 food items and over $5,000 to assist The Salvation Army’s crisis centres in Perth in the lead up to Christmas.

The Salvation Army Communications and Fundraising Secretary, Warren Palmer, said the organisation expected to assist as many as 300,000 people nationally over the Christmas and New Year period and urgently needed community support to do so.

“It is a sad reality that many West Australians have nothing to eat, nowhere to sleep and face various other forms of hardship. For them, celebrating Christmas is impossible.

“This time of year, making a donation to the Santa Stocking Appeal is a small gesture which can make a huge difference to those in need. It is also a great reminder of the true spirit of Christmas,” said Mr Palmer.

The Salvation Army volunteers will be selflessly giving up their time to collect donated items (unwrapped) in the Fresh Food Mall near Woolworths at Karrinyup Shopping Centre leading up to Christmas. Additional volunteers, with two hours to spare, are being sought by The Salvation Army. Those interested can contact Volunteer Coordinator, Katrina Perera at The Salvation Army on: Phone:  08 9260 9509 or 0407 552 017 Email: katrina.perera@aus.salvationarmy.org

 

WHAT:           The Salvation Army Santa Stocking Appeal

WHERE:         Next to the giant Christmas Cracker in the Fresh Food Mall                                                       (near Woolworths) at Karrinyup Shopping Centre

WHEN:           Monday 1st December to Wednesday 24th December 2014

                       10 AM - 5 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

                       10 AM - 7 PM Thursday 

                       10 AM - 4 PM Saturday

                       12 PM - 4 PM Sunday

 

 

For more information, and a wish list of urgently needed items, please click on the following link: http://www.karrinyupcentre.com.au/be-involved/whats-on/events/santa-stocking-appeal

Media Contact:

Gemma Murdoch, 3am Thoughts
E: gemma@3amthoughts.com.au M: 0423 760 288

Holly Hands, 3am Thoughts
E: holly@3amthoughts.com.au M: 0420 514 941


About Karrinyup:

Karrinyup Shopping Centre is Perth's premier shopping destination north of the river, with more than 180 specialty stores and home to major retailers Myer, David Jones, Big W and Woolworths.
With a distinct fashion focus, Karrinyup provides the ultimate shopping experience with the latest looks and styles to suit the season.