November 20, 2013
The State Government has launched the annual “Kids in Care Christmas Appeal” and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington is urging South Burnett residents to help.
Residents can help bring a smile to the faces of children and young people living in care on Christmas Day by donating a present.
Mrs Frecklington said gifts could be left at her electorate office at Shop 2/34A Alford Street, Kingaroy.
“This year’s appeal acknowledges that it takes a whole ‘village’ or community to raise a child and we must lend our support to the hundreds of foster and kinship carers who do a great job all year round,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“I am encouraging all South Burnett residents to be part of the village and show they care by supporting our Christmas appeal.
“Our community is known for pulling together to help each other and this time we’re pulling together to show our support for kids in care.”
Mrs Frecklington said presents such as gift cards, sporting equipment, board games, clothes and books to the value of about $20 would be very well received.
Presents need to be suitable for a child aged 0 to 17 years.
The appeal will run until December 13.