Queenslanders urged to spread the cheer at Christmas
remier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Queenslanders to open up their hearts and donate to charities this Christmas.
Ms Palaszczuk today presented three $100,000 cheques on behalf of Queenslanders to UnitingCare Community, St Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army at Parliament House in Brisbane today.
The donations came on top of a $100,000 contribution to The Smith Family’s Christmas appeal, which the Premier launched last month.
Ms Palaszczuk said this Christmas was another opportunity for Queenslanders to enhance their well-earned reputation for helping those in need.
“Queenslanders are renowned for pitching in to help people who need a hand,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“These great charities could use some of that generosity this time of year.
“Christmas is all about giving and I would urge everyone who can to donate to a charity.
“It doesn’t have to be a large amount – every single dollar will make a difference to someone less fortunate this Christmas.”
Ms Palaszczuk said that as well as bringing Christmas spirit to those in need, the charities required year-round support from Queenslanders to help the thousands of people they supported across the state.
Online donations can be made at:
https://salvos.org.au/donate/make-a-donation/donate-online/ (external site)
http://unitingcareqld.com.au/contact-us/donate (external site)
https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/donate (external site)
https://www.vinnies.org.au/donate#!state=qldqld&appeal=90 (external site)