Monday, 10 December 2018

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is encouraging local residents, businesses, and community groups to make a contribution to Anglicare’s Toys ‘n’ Tucker Christmas appeal.

Christmas can be a time of stress and worry for many families. Unfortunately some parents contemplate going hungry so their children can have something special on the day.

Toys ‘n’ Tucker is part of Anglicare’s annual Christmas campaign where donations of non-perishable foods and new toys are collected and packed into hampers for families across Sydney who would otherwise go without.

“Christmas is a special opportunity for communities to come together and support families in need,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Toys ‘n’ Tucker is a practical way for everyone to make a positive impact this Christmas.

“I’m constantly humbled by the generous spirit of people in our community, many of whom faithfully and selflessly return each year with parcels for families that may be struggling,” Rob Stokes said.

The Pittwater electorate office in Mona Vale will be accepting Christmas gifts as part of this year’s Toys ‘n’ Tucker appeal until Tuesday 18 December.

Gifts can include new games, educational toys, picture books, sporting equipment, toiletry packs, or gift vouchers. Food can include packaged Christmas cake or pudding, tinned ham, dried pasta, pasta sauce, packets of biscuits, tinned fruit and vegetables, and jam.