The Cassowary Coast Christmas Appeal has begun accepting donations for this year’s festive season fundraiser.
Organisers and charities hope to raise a record amount of more than $10,000 this year to help needy and less-fortunate members of the community at Christmas.
The Christmas fundraiser is a joint effort by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council, partnering with a group of local charities to distribute assistance to genuinely-disadvantaged residents.
Just two dollars will buy you a Christmas star, which you can write your name on, and we will hang on our Council Christmas Trees (on display at the Tully and Innisfail Customer Service Centres).
Donations of more than $50 will buy a gift-wrapped box to be placed at the base of the tree, symbolising hampers and other food and supplies that will be distributed.
Participating charities to help distribute food, hampers and supplies to the needy this year include the Salvation Army Innisfail; Harvest Church Innisfail; Cassowary Coast Uniting Church; Community Support Centre Innisfail; Tully Support Centre; Wet Tropics Housing and Innisfail Youth & Family Care.