Donations needed for Campbelltown MP's Christmas Toy Drive

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren
Campbelltown MP Greg Warren

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren is urging locals to dig deep and make sure every child has a present to unwrap on Christmas morning.

Mr Warren has officially launched his 2020 Christmas Toy Drive.

The campaign has been held every year since Mr Warren was first elected to state parliament in 2015, with presents being distributed to children throughout the local community.

He said this year's drive would be arguably the most significant and important to date.

"For many people, 2020 has been a year that they would rather forget," Mr Warren said.

"The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated all corners of the globe and we certainly haven't been immune to it here in Campbelltown.

"Many people have lost their jobs while others have seen a significant reduction in their working hours, which has an impact on the ability to put food on the table for their families.

"It may also have an impact on the ability to put presents under the tree on Christmas Day.

"Of course small business owners have also been affected with most suffering a downturn and others forced to shut up shop.

"Given those circumstances, Christmas is shaping to be a tough time for many people this year."

All presents this year must be new and preferably in their original package for health and safety reasons.

All presents will be donated to WILMA Women's Health Centre who will in turn distribute the items to children in the community.

Macarthur Square has again come on board and will donate an entire trolley full of presents to the cause.

"Thank you in advance to everyone that donates to this year's toy drive," Mr Warren said.

"A small gesture truly will make a huge difference to a child and their family this Christmas."

To donate an item, please call Mr Warren's office on 4625 3344 and make an appointment to drop of an item.

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