By Jessica Micallef
The Salvation Army is encouraging Sunbury residents to connect with their community ahead of the Christmas season.
Sunbury Salvation Army representative Laura Webb said just a small contribution can make a big difference in someone else’s life.
“For just $29 you can provide food on the table and a present under the Christmas tree to help give hope to someone in need this Christmas,” Ms Webb said.
“At Christmas, the Salvos will serve over 100,000 meals, distribute more than 500,000 gifts and toys and support more than 70,000 families in need,” Ms Webb said.
On Christmas Day, The Salvation Army is inviting the public to attend a special service at the Salvation Army Sunbury, 27-37 Anderson Road at 9.30am.
There will also be a combined celebration at the Sunbury Churches carols from 5-8.30pm on December 8 on the Sunbury Village Green.
“Whether you are by yourself, or with friends and family, Christmas is a time that is best spent together, so join us so we can share the true spirit of Christmas,” Ms Webb said.
To donate, call 13 72 58 or visit salvos.org.au/Christmas. Donations can also be made at any Westpac branch or at Salvos stores.