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Salvation Army Karratha captain David Boughton with presents for the Salvation Army toy drive.
Camera IconSalvation Army Karratha captain David Boughton with presents for the Salvation Army toy drive. Credit: Shannon Beattie

The Salvation Army is calling on the community to give a little help to those in need this Christmas.

Christmas is one of the hardest times of year for those doing it tough, but the Salvos has lots of ways for people to get involved and lend a hand.

Karratha Salvation Army officer Captain David Boughton said the annual food and toy drives were an easy way for people to contribute.

“With the food drive, we’ll make up small hampers for people on their own or larger ones for families,” he said. “They’re made up of whatever we get, so it would be great if people could donate things that are a bit Christmassy.

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“Last year we made up over 100 hampers and they were really good. We didn’t have any complaints at all.”

Salvation Army Karratha captain David Boughton with goods contribued for the Salvation Army food drive.
Camera IconSalvation Army Karratha captain David Boughton with goods contribued for the Salvation Army food drive. Credit: Shannon Beattie

The Salvos will also host a free Christmas breakfast from 8am- 10am on Christmas Day at The Salvation Army Karratha for people in the community who wish to connect with others. “There’s so many events going on across December, but once you get to Christmas Day, everything stops,” Mr Boughton said.

“If people wake up on Christmas morning with nowhere to go, they can come here, and it’s not based on need. Everyone is welcome.”

The Salvos will also help host Carols by Glowlight on Sunday, December 9, at Hampton Oval from 6.30pm.

“Whether you are by yourself, or with friends and family, Christmas is a time that is best spent together,” Mr Boughton said.

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