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2017 UCW Christmas Appeal

Christmas is a time of the year that can be especially tough if you are experiencing disadvantage. While most of us are in festive mode, others are in survival mode.

How will I pay the bills so that I can buy my children a Christmas present? Will I be alone with no one to celebrate Christmas with? Will I have a roof over my head if I miss my rental payments?

Our Christmas Appeal assists families, children and individuals who are experiencing financial crisis, homelessness, mental health issues, domestic violence and substance abuse.

With your help, UnitingCare West can help bring hope to those who need it this Christmas. The services we offer give people the most valuable gifts at Christmas - a sense of hope and belonging.

How can you help?

Place a Christmas tree in your office and encourage colleagues to leave new toys or non perishable food items underneath it. Below you will find a food hamper list you may want to share or display.

Encourage colleagues, family or friends to visit their local Target store to purchase a toy or gift tags, available at each register as part of the UnitingCare West Target Christmas Appeal.

Volunteer to pack or deliver hampers with the Christmas Appeal team at the UCW offices in Victoria Park, Perth. 

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Request posters or an information pack by calling 08 9355 9119.

Thank you for your support.

Our reach

Last year, UnitingCare West delivered gifts to over 850 children and over 1100 food hampers were distributed to families and individuals.

In Perth’s volatile economic climate, we expect to receive more requests for help and aid at Christmas time. With your assistance, we hope to be able to meet the need in the community again this year. Please be generous, show compassion and support our appeal this Christmas.

Food - Christmas Wish List

  • Spaghetti and sauce
  • Cans of vegetables and fish
  • Muesli bars and cereal
  • Fruit juice and milk
  • Rice and gravy
  • Christmas puddings, bon bons, Christmas pies and shortbread

Please ensure that food items have an expiry after April 2018.

Toys – Christmas Wish List

  • Educational toys
  • Sporting Goods
  • Board and Card Games
  • Books
  • Lego and Duplo