Blacktown Mayoress, Mrs Nina Bleasdale is calling on the local community to remember those less fortunate and share in the joy of Christmas by donating a gift to the annual Mayoress Christmas Gift Appeal.
Gifts are sought for children aged 0 to 16 years. Gift suggestions include new and unused toys, books,clothing and non-perishable goods. Please leave gifts unwrapped or in a gift bag for ease of distribution.
Gifts will be accepted up until 5 pm, Friday 6 December 2019.
For more information please contact the Events Team on 9839 6000.
Gifts will be donated to local charities including Yenu Allowah and Act for Kids.
Gift drop off locations
Blacktown City Council Foyer, 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown
Max Webber Library, Flushcombe Road, Blacktown
Office of Stephen Bali, MP, Member for Blacktown, Shop 3063, Westpoint Shopping Centre, Blacktown
Westpoint Shopping Centre, Level 3 Customer Service Desk.
Mt Druitt Hub, Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt
Office of Edmond Atalla, MP, Member for Mt Druitt, Office Suite 201, Westfield Mt Druitt Shopping Centre, Mount Druitt
Office of Ed Husic MP, Federal Member for Chifley, Shop 6, Cleeve Close, Mount Druitt
Kids' Early Leaning Mount Druitt, Corner Belmore Avenue and North Parade, Mount Druitt.
- The Rooty Hill RSL, 55 Sherbrook Street, Rooty Hill.
Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope Parkway, Stanhope Gardens
Office of Kevin Conolly, MP, Member for Riverstone, Shop 20, Stanhope Village, Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens.
- Office of Prue Car, MP, Member for Londonderry, 154 Queen Street, St Marys.
Kids Early Learning Centres
Act for Kids is an Australian charity providing free therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced, or are at risk of child abuse and neglect. They have helped thousands of children and families for over 30years. Their services include, integrated therapy, support for vulnerable families, education services, residential services and special workshops to empower kids and safe houses in remote Aboriginal communities.
MacKillop Family Services exists to support, foster hope, and promote justice for children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced distress, disadvantage and abuse. Each young person and family they work with is protected, nurtured and given the chance to build a brighter future.
Liverpool Plains Shire Council- This year we will be supporting our Sister City Partner in Quirindi by donating gifts to children of families in need during this difficult time. The drought in NSW has had a significant financial impact on families in all regional areas. This Christmas we hope to bring back their smiles with our donations.