Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
THE City of Cockburn and Phoenix Shopping Centre are joining forces this Christmas, launching an appeal to gain much-needed donations for the less fortunate.

From the beginning of December, people will be able to leave unwrapped presents, non-perishable foods and other items at two Christmas community trees.

Once will be located near Coles in the Phoenix Shopping Centre and another will be in the foyer at the City of Cockburn administration building, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood.

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett said he was pleased with the community’s eagerness to help their neighbours at this time of year.

“Christmas is a time of giving and what better way to send a message of goodwill for the festive season than donating a gift to share with others who are less fortunate than ourselves,” he said.

“Gifts for all ages will be welcomed – and no doubt gratefully received – during a time when many families are struggling to make ends meet.

“The true spirit of Christmas reflects a dedication to helping those in need, giving hope to those in despair and to spread peace and understanding.

“That’s why we’ve come together with Phoenix Shopping Centre to create this appeal, simply because we want to try to make Christmas more joyous in whatever way we can.

“Where possible, we should step outside our own comfort zone and help those who, for one reason or another, cannot get by without support from the wider community.

“Even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference to someone, especially when it’s Christmas time, the season for giving.”

Presents can donated at any time during normal business hours at either location during December.

Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett is encouraging people to make donations to the Christmas community trees this December.

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City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn celebrates its 30th birthday in 2009, regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 85,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
Chris Thomas/Larissa Boyanich
P: (08) 9411 3551
W: www.cockburn.wa.gov.au


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