Council is calling for donations to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal to purchase food hampers for needy local families.
Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible with all proceeds going directly to local families in need so they can celebrate Christmas.
Mayor Julia Leu said Friends of Douglas Shire had helped kickstart the initiative with a $910 donation and encouraged other local organisations, businesses and individuals to make a contribution.
“Christmas is a time of hardship for many local families who are struggling financially and the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal is an opportunity for those who can afford it to donate and put a smile on the faces of local children,” Mayor Leu said.
“Obviously the more money raised by the Appeal, the more families we can help, and with all donations $2 and over tax deductible we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to contribute.”
Donation forms are available by clicking on the link below and can be done online, and are also available at Council’s Mossman Administration Building, the Mossman Library and the Port Douglas library kiosk.
Any needy family with children 15 years and under who wishes to register for a Christmas hamper can do so at the Mossman Community Centre, Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre, Jawunkarra Indigenous Family Support Service or Council’s Mossman Administration Building.
Applications for a Christmas hamper close on December 1 and Uniting Church volunteers will assist to have the hampers packed and delivered on December 11.
Donation forms are available for download on the button below, the Council Office, Mossman Library and Library Kiosk@Port Douglas.