Thursday, November 30, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Spread Joy This Holiday Season

The Salvation Army is once again partnering to deliver The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal. The charity organisation is calling for support with gifts or monetary contributions until 24th December.

The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal is a program assisting in the delivery of Christmas gifts to those in need, including Aussies experiencing hardship or crisis and communities impacted by the cost of living.

Choose a practical gift that can be useful beyond Christmas time and deliver it to the Express Drop-Off point outside Kmart, or leave it under the Wishing Tree in store.

Suggested gifts include books, school supplies, headphones, everyday essentials such as socks, bed linen and bath towels, and gift cards.

Drop off a new gift under the Wishing Tree at Kmart, which is located inside Mount Pleasant Centre, or alternatively you can donate in-store or online at

In partnership with Good360, BIG W’s Giving Tree is now in its third year of giving back to local families in need, with donations accepted until 23rd December.

Good360 matches all stores across Australia with a local charity, ranging from women’s shelters, services for children and youth at risk, schools, homeless shelters and children in hospital.

To contribute, simply buy an unwrapped, sealed and unopened gift and place it under the Giving Tree in store at Caneland Central.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Mackay to get involved and give families doing it tough a chance to celebrate Christmas. With ongoing support from the local community, Kmart and BIG W are determined to make a difference to the lives of many Australians this festive season.

Give back to families in need this Christmas

Photo credit: The Salvation Army

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