The 32nd annual Kmart Nowra Christmas Wishing Tree appeal for the Salvation Army was officially launched at Stockland Nowra on Wednesday, November 13.
The Kmart appeal is Australia's largest Christmas gift appeal. In its 32-year history, eight millions gifts have been collected nationwide.
Locally, the Salvation Army will provide help to 1000 people this year through its Christmas appeal.
Young and old, singles and families will all receive gifts, along with food hampers, to make Christmas special.
As well as gifts, shoppers can also contribute through cash contributions at Kmart stores, which will be accepted through until January 31 next year.
Nowra Salvation Army hopes to collect between 3000 and 4000 gifts to be distributed, with each family presented with three or four presents.
The appeal will run through until Christmas Eve and gifts can be left at the wishing tree at Kmart Nowra. Financial contributions can be made until Friday, January 31.
During the launch members of the Salvation Army Band played Christmas tunes, while children from the Kids Korner Child Care Centre entertained crowds with a number of performances. A special visit from Mr and Mrs Clause was also a highlight.
Get involved in the Appeal by:
- Donating online.
- Contributing $1 to your transaction in store by clicking the Wishing Tree logo on the self-serve checkouts.
- Dropping $1 in a coin collection box at any register.
- Choosing a practical gift that will go beyond Christmas time and leaving it under the Wishing Tree in store.
- Taking a bauble tag off the Wishing Tree and scanning the barcode at any register.
Gifts do not need to be purchased from Kmart and don't need to be wrapped.