Bunbury businesses pitch in for the Salvos Christmas Appeal 2019

Helping hands: Tai Tepuke, Hudson La'Brooy-McIver, Jennifer Carroll, Mark Schatz, Nate Tepuke, and Bailey Johansson. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Helping hands: Tai Tepuke, Hudson La'Brooy-McIver, Jennifer Carroll, Mark Schatz, Nate Tepuke, and Bailey Johansson. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Local businesses and community groups are lending a hand to help the Salvation Army over the next few weeks.

The Salvos Bunbury are currently collecting food and toys for their annual Christmas Cheer campaign.

To support the initiative, Gravity ETC and Crocs Playcentre Bunbury have each donated one 'Golden Ticket'/free annual pass.

Winners will be drawn at the Dalyellup Community Christmas Festival on December 15.

The City of Bunbury has set up collection points at five city-owned facilities.

The Shire of Capel, Eyes at Australind, and The Bean and Cone have also come on-board to help the Salvos.

"These businesses/organisations have come up with some really unique and interesting ways of enticing people to donate," Salvos South-West captain Mark Schatz said.

"We couldn't do any of this without them.

"Whether you are by yourself, or with friends and family, Christmas is a time that is best spent together.

"So join us, so we can share the true spirit of Christmas."

From the 2019 appeal the Salvos hope to serve more than 100,000 meals and distribute more 500,000 gifts to families across Australia this festive season.

Donations can be delivered to the Salvos Bunbury or placed under the Kmart Wishing Tree.

Visit salvationarmy.org.au for more details about the initiative.