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The Christmas and festive period can be a particularly difficult time for those in need. This page includes information about the Mayoral Christmas Appeal, Community Christmas Events and other opportunities to volunteer and donate. Details for Christmas 2019 will be added around November.

Mayoral Christmas Appeal 2018

Mayoral Christmas Appeal

The annual Mayoral Christmas Appeal is open to assist those in need, including injured wildlife. There are three charities to support this year; Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers and homeless support groups, You Have a Friend and Fred’s Place.

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 3600 calls, rescued some 2300 animals and released around 1000 animals back into their natural environment. Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers urgently needs: towels (old or new), pillow cases, hot water bottles, old beanies and puppy training pads.

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

You Have a Friend supports the homeless, marginalised and single parents and their children, providing 300 meals a week on the streets in the Tweed area and Coolangatta. 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.

You Have a Friend and Fred’s Place need non-perishable foods, toiletries, coffee/tea, sugar, long-life milk, cordial, ring pull cans, instant noodle cups and simple first aid products. Items for Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers and You Have a Friend can be dropped off to the Murwillumbah Council office in Tumbulgum Road. The Tweed Heads Council office in Brett Street is accepting items for Fred’s Place and Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers.

All donations will be accepted until the end of January 2019.

Anyone wishing to make monetary donations is asked to contact the agencies directly:

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