DIG DEEP: The concept of the 'giving tree' has been run annually for a long time at the Kingaroy Anglican church.
DIG DEEP: The concept of the 'giving tree' has been run annually for a long time at the Kingaroy Anglican church. Helen Spelitis

How a church's 'giving tree' helps children this Christmas

THE All Angels Anglican church is hosting a 'giving tree' once again, to support people who are less fortunate this Christmas.

Stephen Upton from the Kingaroy parish said many people are already helping the cause.

"The idea is that it's a giving tree, so you're giving in advent to the people who are less fortunate. The little Christmas stockings that are down the back of the church, we put money in them and then we hang them onto the tree,” he said.

"There's been a great response to the charity within the church. We can already see by the stockings hanging on the tree that people are using it, so it's working well.”

The concept of the 'giving tree' has been run annually for a long time.

"We do the giving tree just about every Christmas. The people that we donate the money to changes from time to time, but it's something that's been going on for a while,” Mr Upton said.

This year, all donations will be donated to CTC.

"The money is going to the branches of CTC to be given to people who can buy toys and things from people who are under privileged. It's the perfect time to do the charity, and it's a great Christmas appeal,” Mr Upton said.

The donations will be collected after the All Angels church Christmas carols on December 15.

"It's our own carol service that we're holding on December 15, so that's the final date so that the money can be redistributed before Christmas,” Mr Upton said.

"It's just a normal carol service before Christmas, and people can bring children and families along.”

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