16 Nov 2017
It’s easy to bring some joy to families in need this Christmas when you take part in the Whitehorse Christmas Toy Appeal, launching on Monday 20 November 2017.
Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Andrew Davenport said Whitehorse City Council had collected gifts for the appeal for the past 15 years and is again receiving gifts to pass on to appeal organisers.
“The gifts are passed on to the Eastern Emergency Relief Network (EERN) and distributed to needy families during the festive season. Contributing just one new toy to the appeal means a child who will do it tough this Christmas will have a gift to enjoy,” Cr Davenport said.
“The Whitehorse community always rises to this occasion and embraces the toy appeal with great generosity.”
More than 140 welfare agencies in the eastern suburbs are members of EERN and benefit from its charity work.
EERN acts as a safety net for people suffering short-term financial or social crisis. The organisation helps by providing furniture and other household essentials, including emergency food parcels, through its network of member welfare agencies.
EERN is located at Factory 1/10 Thornton Crescent, Mitcham, where gifts, used furniture and household essentials can be donated throughout the year.
New toys for Christmas can be donated during business hours at any of Council’s three Customer Service Centres located at Whitehorse Civic Centre in Nunawading, Box Hill Town Hall or Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre.
For more information about the appeal, the public can phone the EERN warehouse on 9874 8433 or contact Council on 9262 6333.
Toys can be donated up until Friday 15 December.
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