CHRISTMAS TIME: Kin Kora State School student nine-year-old Haylee Glossop at the offical launch of the KMart wishing tree in Gladstone yesterday.
CHRISTMAS TIME: Kin Kora State School student nine-year-old Haylee Glossop at the offical launch of the KMart wishing tree in Gladstone yesterday. Rebecca Davis

Lots of joy in giving to those in need at Christmas

WHAT'S your Christmas wish?

Why not help those in need by making their Christmas wish come true by donating gifts to the annual Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal.

Today the appeal was officially launched at the Gladstone Kmart store, marking its 25-year partnership with Salvation Army.

To celebrate this milestone the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal has raised the stakes, aiming to collect half a million gifts nationally for families in need.

Everybody was in the Christmas spirit at the launch as Kin Kora State School students sang carols and Santa even stopped in for a visit!

Mayor Gail Sellors and Captain Jeff Bush from the Salvation Army were present to officially unwrap the Christmas ribbon, launching the appeal.

To participate in the appeal simply place a gift under the Christmas Wishing Tree, then take a gift tag from the tree to identify the appropriate age and gender of a suitable recipient and place it with your gift.

Alternatively, you can make a cash contribution at any Kmart register or place change in the coin collection boxes also located in stores.

Cash and coin contributions are converted into Kmart gift cards, which are then distributed by The Salvation Army.



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