Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:19

Prime Minister supports the Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, is once again supporting the Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal this holiday season.

Guests visiting The Lodge in Canberra have been invited to bring a gift for a child or adult to place under the Target UnitingCare Christmas tree.

UnitingCare Acting National Director, Martin J Cowling, says he is grateful for the Prime Minister’s continued support.

“It is fantastic to have Mr Turnbull’s support once again and with the contribution from The Lodge we’re confident we will be able to reach our goal of 25,000 gifts,” Mr Cowling said.

“With one in eight Australians living in poverty, UnitingCare’s services help many of these people to put food on the table, buy gifts for their children and provide temporary accommodation over Christmas, so we really need as much support as possible.”

UnitingCare Australia is one of the largest providers of community services in Australia, supporting more than two million Australians each year through more than 1,600 community organisations.

It provides services to older Australians, children, young people and families, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, the poor and disadvantaged, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and older Australians in urban, rural and remote communities.

The Target UnitingCare Christmas Appeal is featured in all Target stores across the country and runs through to 24 December.

Shoppers are encouraged to drop off unwrapped gifts under the Target Christmas tree at the front of any Target store or purchase a $1 bauble gift tag at the checkout. Businesses can also host their own Christmas tree. All proceeds and gifts will be donated to the UnitingCare Christmas Appeal. For more information visit http://www.unitingcarechristmasappeal.com.au/.