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Coastline's Christmas wish to you

14 November 2018

Coastline's Christmas wish to you


Christmas can be a difficult time of the year for families living day to day.

Think about it for a second.

Food and gifts, along with everyday living costs like fuel and utilities. It really does add up  and that's just to name a few!

According to the Sydney Morning Herald (2017), researched showed that 1.6m parents struggled to buy Christmas presents last year due to increased living expenses. Coastline has decided to help our local community by participating in The Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal again this year to support those who work to make ends meet.

Every year the Salvo’s host their food and toy drive leading up the festive season and will help more than 300,000 people over the Christmas period with food, gifts and clothing.

What can you donate?

Christmas items

  • puddings, cakes, mince pies, shortbread

Activity items

  • books, lego, musical instruments 

Personal toiletries

  • soap, shampoo, toothpaste, hairbush, toilet paper.

Cleaning products

  • multipurpose cleaner, dish detergent, washing powder

Outdoor equipment

  • sports balls, gym wear, sunglasses, beach towels


  • make-up, hair clips, backpacks

Gift vouchers

Tinned foods

Meal bases


Long-life products

Baby care and food


Table Decor

Please do not wrap gifts. This allows parents/guardians the special experience of choosing gifts for their kid's unique personalities and interests. Feel free to include some wrapping paper or a gift bag for them to use.

How can you donate?

Drop into one of our stores from Thursday 15th November.

We have donation points at Taree, West Kempsey, South West Rocks, Central Kempsey and Port Macquarie.

The work The Salvation Army do for families in need is truly remarkable and moving.

Let’s get involved and share the spirit of Christmas!