Local community members are being encouraged to donate a gift to Littler Bags of Hope for their Christmas drive that provides presents to children within the local foster care system for Christmas.
Local chairty organisation Little Bags of hope are running their annual Christmas drive that collects gifts for children within the local foster care system.
The charity gives out bags of hope throughout the year with essential items for children going into foster care and during the Christmas period ensure all children receive a present for Christmas.
The drive is specifically run to help with the cost of supplying the gifts for children in the community with approximately 150 gifts given out last year and a similar number expected this year.
Locals are encouraged to help the small organisation give the gift of Christmas to children in need.
Catherine Higgins Founder and Chair Person of Little Bags of Hope says they have serval drop off locations where locals can donate presents including the Port Lincoln Library, Beyond Bank, Port Lincoln Aboriginal Council, Coffin Bay and Tumby Bay.
“We give out gifts to children aged from birth up to 17-year-olds. It can be anything- Sporting equipment, it can be board games, books, toys, art and craft or jewellery- any presents as long as it's brand new and undamaged, the list of things is pretty extensive.” Said Catherine.
The charity will be accepting donations until the 10th December with a gift wrapping night to take place on the 11th.
Catherine says anyone and everyone is welcome, last year they had around 40 people come together to help wrap presents which made light work.
The wrapping night will be held at the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Council at 6 pm and locals interested in giving a helping hand can message Little Bags of Hope on their Facebook page.
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