Mayor's Christmas Appeal
COVID-19 has left many people in need this Christmas.
Our local charities do a tremendous job, but they could use a helping hand after such a challenging year.
Noosa’s first ever Mayor’s Christmas Appeal celebrates and supports the efforts of Salvation Army Noosa, St Vincent DePaul Noosa, Santa’s Classy Helpers and YouTurn Youth Support.
By supporting the appeal, you’ll be helping make Christmas a little brighter for the thousands of families in need across Noosa.
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You can make a difference
Join the Mayor's Christmas Appeal to give four local charities a helping hand this festive season...
St Vincent de Paul Noosa
St Vinnies Noosa makes sure hundreds of struggling locals have something to look forward to at Christmas.
To help, donate gift cards, gifts for all ages, food such as custard, Christmas puddings, cakes, mince pies, conserves, dressings, sauces, tinned meat, pasta, rice, tea, coffee, sugar, flour and long-life milk.
Drop donations to the Vinnies Op Shop, 4 Eenie Creek Road, Noosaville, Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm, and Saturday, 9am–12 noon, up until Tuesday, December 15.
Salvation Army Noosa
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.
You can help this year by providing gift cards and cash donations to put food on the table and presents under the Christmas tree.
Drop off monetary and gift card donations to the Salvation Army Noosa's premises at 6-8 Bartlett Street Noosaville between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, up until noon, Christmas Eve.
Santa’s Classy Helpers
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 welcomes tinned, packet and long-life grocery items and cash donations.
Donate at Classy Lady, 199 Gympie Terrace Noosaville, 9am-5pm weekdays and 9am-3pm weekends. Cash Donations to Santa’s Classy Helpers, Bendigo Bank A/C #1475 98312, BSB 633-108
Youturn Youth Support
With its homelessness, mental health and child safety programs, Youturn Youth Support (formerly United Synergies) last year helped more than 6000 young people.
Give a struggling family the gift of a special memory this Christmas, such as a dinner at a local restaurant or a day out.
For all of the ways to support Youturn, see the Youturn Christmas Campaign website.
Additional drop-off locations
In case you can't get to your chosen charity's drop-off point, there are various other drop-off points around the shire.
Pomona Community House
1 Memorial Avenue, Pomona
9am–4pm, Monday to Friday (until December 18).
Peregian Beach Community House
255 David Low Way, Peregian Beach
9am–2pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (until December 18).
Tewantin Noosa RSL – Giving Tree
Memorial Avenue, Tewantin
10am-10.30pm, Monday to Sunday
Noosa Social Services Hub
Tait-Duke Community Cottage, Earl Street Tewantin
10am–12 noon Tuesdays (until December 15).
25 Maple Street, Cooroy
10am–6pm weekdays (until December 18)