Target and UnitingCare Australia Christmas appeal

Back, Winifred Campisi, Reuben Bondareff, Ian and Joan Mill, Evelyn Shallvey, Joseph Bondareff, Bev Hawken, Bill Shallvey and Skye Van Opynen (Target); front, Target staff Susan South, Tracey Ganzerla, Alexandria Giles and Amy Coleman.
Back, Winifred Campisi, Reuben Bondareff, Ian and Joan Mill, Evelyn Shallvey, Joseph Bondareff, Bev Hawken, Bill Shallvey and Skye Van Opynen (Target); front, Target staff Susan South, Tracey Ganzerla, Alexandria Giles and Amy Coleman.

For the 27th year, UnitingCare and Target are joining together to help improve the lives of those who are struggling during this festive season. 

This year they are again calling on locals to give generously by purchasing an Appeal bauble for $2, a white Christmas box for $3 or by giving an unwrapped gift for local families in need this Christmas. 

Parkes Uniting volunteer Joan Mill and Target Parkes store manager Kristy Harvey both said their teams are thrilled to play even a small part in such an important community campaign. 

“We encourage shoppers to donate as much or as little as they can,” they said. 

Last year, the Appeal raised $700,000 nationwide from more than 22,000 donations which helped support over 42,000 Australian families. 

This year organisers hope to reach more people who simply won’t have Christmas without support.

The UnitingCare and Target Christmas Appeal runs in all Target stores across the country until December 24.