Mayor's Christmas Appeal

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The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal seeks your support to help local charities bring festive cheer to Noosa families who’ve done it tough in 2023.

The local housing crisis, rising cost of living and lingering pandemic impacts have made for a very tough year for many residents.

Your donated presents, gift cards, vouchers for stationery - to supports parents in covering the cost of back-to-school supplies - and food will greatly help our local charities to give struggling families a Christmas to remember.

The appeal supports the work of Salvation Army Noosa, St Vincent de Paul Noosa, Santa’s Classy Helpers, Youturn Youth Support, Sunny Kids and WomenKind.

All donations are greatly appreciated. Please attach a note to wrapped gifts indicating the appropriate age and gender.

Donations can be provided to each of the charities directly (see details below) or dropped off at Tewantin-Noosa RSL Club, Memorial Avenue, Tewantin, as well as Council’s offices, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin, and Cooroy Library, 9 Maple Street, Cooroy.

“Your contribution will help ensure every child receives a gift at Christmas and families have food on the table, and that kids have the supplies they need for when they head back to school next year.” – Mayor Clare Stewart.

St Vincent de Paul Noosa

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St Vincent de Paul Noosa makes sure hundreds of struggling locals have something to look forward to at Christmas. 

Financial donations can be made directly to Vinnies as part of their Christmas Appeal to help families doing it tough this Christmas. See the Vinnies website

 

Salvation Army Noosa

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Hundreds of families doing it tough rely on the Salvation Army Noosa for relief at Christmas, in the form of food, vouchers and financial support. 

Donations to assist the Salvation Army can be dropped off directly at the following locations:

  • The Salvation Army 6 Bartlett St, Noosaville.
  • The Salvation Army Family Store Noosaville, 20 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville.
  • The Salvation Army Family Store Noosa Homemaker Centre, Thomas Street, Noosaville.

Santa’s Classy Helpers

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Each year Santa’s Classy Helpers provides around 300 families with a free shopping day. Families can walk aisles packed with donated toys, food, fruit and vegetables, and other items. 

Santa's Classy Helpers gratefully appreciates donations of the following food items this year: Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings, tins of tuna, tins of ham, tins of fruit, vegemite, jam, family packs of sweet biscuits, Weetbix, Glad wrap, aluminium foil, long-life custard.

Donated items can be dropped off at Noosa's Classy Lady, 1/199 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, Mon - Sat 9-4.30pm, Sun 9-3pm.

Youturn Youth Support

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With its homelessness, mental health, child safety programs and suicide prevention programs, Youturn supported more than 16,000 young and vulnerable people last year.

SunnyKids

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The Sunshine Coast community identifies up to 5,000 at-risk children every year. In response, SunnyKids provides thousands of nights of emergency accommodation, as well as domestic violence and referral counselling, and partners with health, education and child protection agencies to keep kids safe. 

To make direct donations to help SunnyKids protect vulnerable children this Christmas, visit the SunnyKids website.

WomenKind Australia

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WomenKind has partnered with local businesses to help families in refuges over Christmas. 

To donate to WomenKind Australia’s Christmas Appeal directly, donations of gift cards and new gifts for women and children, can be dropped off at Stay Property Group, 1/195 Weyba Road Noosaville, by Monday, December 19. Please attach a note advising what age and gender the gift is suitable for.

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