Gunnedah Shire Council and Salvation Army are partnering for the annual Community Christmas Tree Toy Appeal.

Each year the Community Christmas Tree Toy Appeal draws on the compassion and generosity of the community with residents invited to donate gifts for distribution to families in need.

New and unwrapped gifts can be placed under the Christmas tree located in the foyer of the Gunnedah Shire Council administration building on (63 Elgin Street, Gunnedah) and at the Gunnedah Shire Library (291 Conadilly Street, Gunnedah).

Gift ideas include toys, clothing and accessories, books, sporting goods, games, beauty products and gift vouchers.

For health and hygiene reasons, food items and pre-loved toys cannot be donated.

“Every year this appeal is a great way to make Christmas that little bit more special and festive for members of our community that are going through hard times,” said Gunnedah Shire Council deputy mayor Rob Hooke.

Donations must be received before 5pm, Friday December 8 and will be distributed to local families.

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