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)


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