Parklea’s Christmas Gift Drive is back this year, in its fourth consecutive year bringing Christmas joy to children in need.
The annual drive brings the community together to support disadvantaged families, with gifts delivered via local charities, The 4C’s and Windermere.
These two local charities help thousands of families across the Cardinia Shire with financial support, housing, job assistance, counselling, life skills training and connection to services.
Parklea supports their valuable work and its through community initiative’s such as the Gift Drive that helps bring Christmas cheer to families who can't provide their children with a festive Christmas, due to financial obstacles.
“We are very grateful for the contribution Parklea makes each year. Many of the children who received the gifts are victims of financial hardship, broken relationships and family violence,“ said Cheryl Daly, General Manager of The 4C’s.
Belinda Barker, Fundraising Coordinator for Windermere Child and Family Services, believes that donating brings benefits to everyone in the community.
“Since our beginning more than 150 years ago, we have been working to create a stronger, more connected and supported community. The Parklea Christmas Gift Drive is a wonderful example of local residents providing support to others and helping to strengthen our collective future.”
This year, following the overwhelming success of this year’s Parklea Winter Food Drive, there will be a variety of donation locations throughout the Cardinia Shire.
“The Christmas Gift Drive demonstrates the community spirit and kindness of people within Officer and the wider Cardinia Shire. Going by the generosity of residents who participated in the Food Drive, this year it will be even bigger and better,” said Jarod Mills, Parklea Sales and Marketing manager.
Dig deep this year and bring some Christmas cheer to local families, by donating gifts to children aged 0-16 to drop off locations.
If you run a local business and wish to offer your business as a drop-off location for next year’s gift
drive, contact Parklea via parklea.com/drop-off-location
Donations are welcomed until 17 December, however early donations are greatly appreciated.