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Donations wanted for 2021 Murraylands Christmas Appeal
The Murray Bridge branches of AC Care, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul are seeking donations of cash, food and toys for needy local families.
Christmas will be a tough time for hundreds of Murraylands families this year, but you can make it a little better.
Three local charities have put the call out for donations to the 2021 Murraylands Christmas Appeal.
AC Care, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul are seeking cash, non-perishable food items or toys suitable for children aged under 15.
Food will be taken to Foodbank for distribution, and Foodbank vouchers and toys will be given out to the local families who need it most.
Last year’s appeal helped 260 families and provided toys for almost 400 children.
The Murray Bridge council’s chief executive, Michael Sedgman, encouraged everyone to give generously.
“The pressures of Christmas can exacerbate stress for families doing it tough,” he said.
“This year your support is needed more than ever.
“Our community organisations could not reach the number of people they do without the valued assistance they receive from community members.”
Donations should be made by December 15.
Donate cash: Download a pledge form at www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au.
Donate goods: Contact AC Care at 29 Bridge Street, Murray Bridge or on 8531 4900; the Salvation Army at 1 Fourth Street or on 8531 1133; or St Vincent de Paul at 11 Second Street or on 8532 4180.
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