Let’s dig deep for the annual Salvos’ Christmas appeal
As we approach the festive season, it is important to keep in mind those vulnerable Western Australians who find this time of year especially challenging.
While many of us look forward to the holiday season, for some families it can be extremely difficult to manage the added financial pressures that Christmas brings.
Sadly, more than 14,000 Western Australians are expected to turn to The Salvation Army for assistance during the holiday season.
The last two years have been incredibly challenging. The Salvation Army anticipate that the increased isolation, financial stress and mental health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 situation will further exacerbate other pre-existing issues for those most in need in our community.
REIWA has a long-standing partnership with The Salvation Army via its Community REInvest initiative, a philanthropic program that provides support to help The Salvation Army continue their vital work in WA, particularly in response to homelessness.
To help bring some joy to those doing it tough, REIWA and its agents are once again getting behind Salvation Army annual Christmas appeal, which will run until Thursday December 13.
If you can donate, I encourage you to dig deep and help bring a little festive cheer to your fellow West Aussies doing it tough.
The Salvation Army are looking for new, unwrapped gifts or non-perishable food items. They need gifts to suit all age groups, so any item you donate will be gratefully received.
It is easier than ever to donate, with a record 42 REIWA member agencies offering up their offices as collection points.
There are offices all over the Perth metropolitan area and we even have agencies in Albany, Dunsborough and Kalgoorlie, which can receive your donation.
You can drop off to REIWA at 215 Hay Street, Subiaco or for a full list of the REIWA agencies who are opening their office doors for collections, visit the In the Community page on reiwa.com.
Alternatively, if you are unable to visit a collection point, you can always make an online monetary donation by visiting The Salvation Army website.
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