Salvos spread the Christmas cheer

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Salvation Army Karratha major David Boughton with some of the donated Christmas toys.
Camera IconSalvation Army Karratha major David Boughton with some of the donated Christmas toys. Credit: Shannon Beattie/Beattie, Shannon Beattie

Karratha’s Salvation Army is making sure no one is left out this festive season, with a toy drive, food appeal and Christmas Day breakfast organised.

Donations of toys and food can be taken to the Salvos at Bond Place in Pegs Creek, while toys can also be taken to the Kmart Wishing Tree and food to the cages outside Woolworths and Coles.

Karratha Salvation Army major David Boughton said Christmas was a time of year when everyone wanted to share and give. “We rely on the public to make donations and as an organisation, we give the public a way to help,” he said.

“Christmas is a special time but sometimes we put too much pressure on it, we need to keep it family-orientated because at the end of the day, it’s about sharing time with the people we love.”

The breakfast will be held on Christmas Day at the Salvos building from 8am.

Mr Broughton said it was aimed at people or couples on their own.

“There’s so many activities in December for people but for people who wake up on Christmas Day and have nowhere to go, this is something for them,” he said.

Meanwhile, the donated toys and food hampers will be given to individuals and families in need.

“Sometimes you can really see when it’s appreciated, we’ve had people cry when we give them a hamper and we know we’ve hit a special spot,” Mr Broughton said.

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