Kmart marks 30-years of the Wishing Tree Appeal

30 year celebration.
30 year celebration.

Christmas has come to Kmart.

The Crescent School Goulburn students dress up as Santa's Helpers near the Kmart Wishing Tree on Wednesday morning.

The Crescent School Goulburn students dress up as Santa's Helpers near the Kmart Wishing Tree on Wednesday morning.

Standing tall and colourful the Kmart Wishing Tree officially opened on Wednesday, marking 30 years of service to the country.

Already, there are a few presents hugging the base of the tree and organiser Crystal Galea hopes that the people of Goulburn and district can help beat the 1500 presents collected last year. 

Students from The Crescent School, residents from Gill Waminda Aged Care, Salvation Army volunteers and Kmart staff joined in chorus to share the Christmas cheer.

“You can bring a gift for a new born or for a person who is 99-years-old – because everyone needs a gift for Christmas,” Ms Galea said.

People can donate by placing a gift, unwrapped underneath the tree. There is also the choice to donate gift cards, donations can be as little as $5, $7 or $10. 

She said the range in prices meant that everyone could donate, regardless the quantity. 

Those wishing to donate have until 9pm on Christmas Eve. The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal is one of the largest in Australia. 

  • For more information on donating call Goulburn Kmart on 4823 1300.