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The Christmas and festive period can be a particularly difficult time for those in need. This page includes information on the Mayoral Christmas Appeal, and how to donate.

The 2019 Mayoral Christmas Appeal supports three organisations who assist members of our community, including the Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers.

Mayoral Christmas Appeal 2019

Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers

This year Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers Inc. have requested monetary donations, to enable them to purchase exactly what they need for rehabilitating the many animals in their care.

Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers rescue and rehabilitate native fauna for return to their natural environment as well as advocating for conservation and welfare of our local wildlife. This year they received more than 4,400 calls, rescued some 3,000 animals and released around 1,600 animals back into their natural environment.

Monetary donations can be made by visiting www.tvwc.org.au (external link) and following the links on How You Can Help Tweed Valley Wildlife page.

Fred’s Place

Fred’s Place, a St Vincent de Paul Society facility located in Tweed Heads, offers support services for single people and families who are in need, and who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, on any given night, one in every 200 people are homeless. In NSW, this equates to 105,237 people or 40.8 per 10,000 people.

What to donate: non-perishable foods, toiletries, coffee/tea, sugar, long-life milk, cordial, ring pull cans, instant noodle cups and simple first aid products.

Monetary donations to Fred’s Place can be made by calling (07) 5536 1906 or by visiting the Freds Place web site (external link).

You Have a Friend

You Have a Friend supports the homeless, marginalised and single parents and their children, in the Tweed Heads/Coolangatta area, providing 300 meals a week to those most in need. You Have a Friend also support farmers who are struggling through the current drought.

What to donate: non-perishable foods, toiletries, coffee/tea, sugar, long-life milk, cordial, ring pull cans, instant noodle cups and simple first aid products.

Monetary donations to You Have a Friend, can be made by calling (07) 5524 2008 or visit the You Have a Friend web site (external link).

Deliver your donations to:

The front foyer fo the Murwillumbah Civic Centre on Tumbulgum Road Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads Cultural and Civic Centre, Brett Street.

Donations of goods will be accepted at Council offices until the end of January 2020.

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