Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Former Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth

    CBD workers called to donate Christmas gifts

    12/12/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Minister launches annual Christmas appeal for local children in need
    • All donations go to UnitingCare West’s Operation Santa
    Workers in Perth’s central business district are being urged to use their lunch break for a charitable cause and buy a present for a child in need this Christmas.
     
    Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney is calling on city workers to buy an extra present this Christmas for those less fortunate.
     
    “Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family but it can be a stressful and sad time for those in need,” Mrs McSweeney said.
     
    “Perth is a bustling city and can I suggest if you are out grabbing lunch one day please pick up a children’s present and drop it into my Christmas appeal box at London House, 216 St George’s Terrace, Perth.”
     
    There is a collection box in the foyer of London House which will be cleared daily. Toy collections will continue until Tuesday December 18.
     
    Presents are encouraged for children of any age and do not need to be wrapped.
     
    Presents donated to the Minister’s Christmas appeal will go to UnitingCare West’s Operation Santa, which has been running for 21 years.
     
    Each year, Operation Santa delivers thousands of gifts and hampers at Christmas time to families in need.
     
          Fact File
    • Liberal-National Government has provided a new Cost of Living Assistance payment worth $200 per household, or $286m to help low-income families with electricity bills
    • Under the Liberal-National Government an unprecedented $604m has been allocated to support the not-for-profit sector in providing quality services to the WA community
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