Dig Deep & Think of Others

While Christmas is a joyous time for many, there are others in our community who struggle through the festive season.

Tablelands Regional Council Mayor Rod Marti believes Christmas is a great time to consider the less fortunate in our community.

‘Not everyone has money to spare, especially at Christmas time, and some just have trouble making ends meet, but with a small donation to the Mayor’s Community Christmas Appeal you can make a difference to people and families in need.

‘Drop cash into the donation tins at any of our customer service centres or deposit funds into the Tablelands Regional Council Community Christmas Appeal Gift Trust — BSB 084 512, Account Number 144 690 848 (put your name in the description).

‘Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

‘Get the family or workplace together to make a joint donation.

‘Donations will be used to provide food vouchers to people in need in our community.

‘These will be distributed by emergency relief agencies — Better Together Community Support, Eacham Community Health Organisation (ECHO), St Vincent de Paul Society in Atherton and Ravenshoe, Salvation Army and Ravenshoe Community Centre.

‘You can also drop off non-perishable food items to these organisations:

Better Together Community
38 Mabel Street, Atherton
9.00am–2.00pm Monday and Wednesday

Eacham Community Health Organisation
3 English Street, Malanda
9.00am–5.00pm Monday to Thursday
9.00am–4.30pm Friday

Ravenshoe Community Centre
3 Bolton Street, Ravenshoe
9.00am–2.00pm Monday to Friday

St Vincent de Paul Society
Railway Lane, Atherton
8.30am–2.00pm Monday and Wednesday

72 Grigg Street, Ravenshoe
9.00am–2.00pm Tuesday to Thursday
9.00am–12noon Friday

Salvation Army
Donations of new toys (not handmade) for children up to 12 years of age also accepted.
89 Kennedy Highway, Tolga
9.00am–2.45pm Monday to Friday

47 Grace Street, Herberton
9.00am–2.00pm Monday to Friday

‘A simple gesture can make all the difference to a struggling person or family,” said Mayor Marti.