Residents and business owners are being encouraged to dig deep this Christmas and support the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.
Mayor Tom Gilmore welcomed a generous donation from Mareeba’s QITE, kicking off the appeal which helps families in need during the festive season. “Christmas, as we know, is a time for giving to those less fortunate in our community,” Cr Gilmore said.
“In the true spirit of Christmas, Mareeba Shire Council would like to help make the festive season easier for those in need through the appeal, by distributing food vouchers.”
Donations to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal can be made at Council’s service centres in Mareeba and Kuranda. People can also send their donation by cheque to Mayor’s Christmas Appeal, PO Box 154, Mareeba 4880. Make the cheque payable to MSC Mayor’s Christmas Appeal. Donations will also be accepted via electronic transfer.
Mayor’s Appeal Gift Fund:
No food items or toys can be accepted for the appeal. Any donation over $2 is tax deductible.
Further information, please contact the Mayor’s office on 4086 4722.
Council distributes food vouchers to help ease the burden at what can be a stressful time for those struggling to make ends meet. The vouchers are delivered to families referred by community centres in Dimbulah, Julatten, Kuranda and Mareeba. Cr Gilmore is encouraging those who need assistance to apply at their local community centre.
Assessment forms are available at the local welfare agencies listed below. Residents should complete the forms and return them to their respective community centre by Friday 7 December 2018. The community centres will then distribute food vouchers to the residents in time for Christmas.
Mareeba Community Centre Inc.
14 Sutherland Street, Mareeba QLD 4880
Phone: 4092 1948
Dimbulah Community Centre
14-16 Raleigh St
Phone: 4093 5444
Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre
6 Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda QLD 4881
Phone: 4093 8933
Julatten Community Centre
Brown Road, Julatten QLD 4871
Phone: 4094 2037