The Salvation Army has encouraged South Burnett locals to connect with their community and give back in time for the festive season. Photo: Alistair Brightman
The Salvation Army has encouraged South Burnett locals to connect with their community and give back in time for the festive season. Photo: Alistair Brightman

Give hope this Christmas with The Salvos

LOOKING for a way to give back this Christmas?

The Salvation Army has encouraged South Burnett locals to connect with their community and give back in time for the festive season.

Christmas is one of the hardest times of the year for Australians doing it tough, with large numbers living in poverty and struggling to afford basics such as food.

According to Salvation Army Captain Tim Brown, many will also spend the festive season alone.

"At Christmas, the Salvos will serve more than 100,000 meals, distribute more than 500,000 gifts and toys and support more than 70,000 families in need," he said.

"But we can only do this with the support of the Australian public."

Christmas is the busiest time of year for The Salvos.

The Salvation Army in the South Burnett Region is running its annual Christmas Cheer operation, providing toys and food for those in need.

It is also partnering with other agencies to hold a Community Christmas Lunch, Gift Wrapping Service, and Christmas Day service.

Here are the details of the South Burnett Salvation Army Christmas Day lunch:

Date: Christmas Day

Time: 11:30am

Where: South Burnett Care Centre (opposite SupaIGA)

Here are the details of the Salvation Army Christmas Day service:

Date: Christmas Day

Time: 9am

Where: 44 Alford Street, Kingaroy

If you require assistance at Christmas with food and gifts please call (07) 4162-5246.

If you need emergency assistance, call 1300 371 288 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday).

"Whether you are by yourself, or with friends and family, Christmas is a time that is best spent together. So join us, so we can share the true spirit of Christmas," Captain Brown said.

For more information about what The Salvation Army is doing at Christmas locally and across Australia, go to salvationarmy.org.au.

To give hope where it's needed most this Christmas, please donate to The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal at salvationarmy.org.au or by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58). Donations can also be made in person at any Woolworths check out, Westpac branch or at Salvo Stores

Read more about what is happening this year around the South Burnett for Christmas this year here

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