Another way you can help those in need this Christmas
NEWSCASTLE Permanent's Lismore team is asking shoppers to help make Christmas memorable for kids in need, by adding one more item to their list.
The Salvation Army's annual Christmas Appeal is collecting donations at Newcastle Permanent's Lismore branch for children who might otherwise not receive gifts this festive season - particularly teenagers.
Newcastle Permanent Branch Lending Manager in Lismore, Andrew Virtue, said that although in full swing already, more donations were needed to provide a gift for 500,000 kids in need.
"The generosity of the Lismore community is always astounding, but the need for donations still outweighs the supply, and we're hoping to keep donations coming in until right before Christmas,” he said.
"Each year we see lots of toys for younger kids donated, but it can be slim pickings for the older kids aged from 10-15, so we have lots of ideas that are east additions to your Christmas shopping list.”
Gifts suitable for teenagers include clothes, CDs, DVDs, books, gift cards, fashion accessories, sports equipment, beauty products and games.
The collection will run until Wednesday, December 21, and donation boxes are in all Newcastle Permanent branches and their head office.