Can you help the Salvation Army in Goulburn this Christmas?
Well, their annual Christmas Appeal that supports Aussies doing it tough during the festive season is launching.
As the second year that has been impacted by the social and economic burden of COVID-19 comes to a close, the Salvos anticipate the needs of Aussies at Christmas will reach a new peak under the pressure of the pandemic.
Major Phillip McCall from the Goulburn Salvation Army said Christmas was the busiest time of the year for Salvos across the country.
"While Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for many, others doing it tough in our community find it an extremely difficult period for them personally," Mr McCall said.
"The increased isolation, financial stress and mental health impacts of COVID-19 this year will only exacerbate these issues.
"The Salvos want to leave no one in need this Christmas, and we need the generosity of the public this year to once again partner with us in support of locals doing it really tough.
"We are also in need of our local community to dig deep and provide donations to The Salvation Army to ensure that we can support our local community in need this Christmas.
"We are in need of toys, non-perishable food and gift cards and these can be dropped off at 6 Hovell Street."
The Salvation Army's network of for-purpose retail stores, Salvos Stores, also provide a great affordable option for your Christmas shopping this year.
Whether it is a fresh Christmas Day outfit, present ideas for the family or a DIY decoration project for the house, there is always something special to be found.
All of the profits raised through Salvos Stores go towards The Salvation Army Community Programs supporting Australians doing it tough.
To leave no one in need this Christmas, please donate to The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal at salvationarmy.org.au or by calling 13 72 58.
Donations can also be made in person at any Salvos Store and Kmart store, or round up your instore purchase at any Myer store.
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