Community answers call for help

Community answers call for help

The local community has donated more than $40,000 to the 2023 Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin said she was appreciative of the generosity shown by the community during challenging economic times.

“I am so grateful for the support we received for the appeal in 2023 and I thank each and every individual, group and business who chose to donate to the appeal,” Mayor Martin said.

“Considering the increasing cost of living, it was amazing to see that our wonderful, supportive and caring community continued to think about others and what they may need to enjoy the festive season.”

Mayor Martin said all funds raised as part of the appeal are distributed to local support agencies including Uniting Care,, St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army to provide food hampers, vouchers and gifts through the Christmas Cheer program.

“I would also like to thank the local agencies who distribute food, vouchers and gifts on behalf of the Christmas Cheer program.

The level of need within the community was the greatest we have ever seen this past year and the funds helped them meet that demand,” she said.

“The four support agencies used the funds they received as part of the program to support 816 families, including 826 adults and 626 children and teenagers over the festive season.”

The Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal is open all year round.

Donations can be made through the following channels:

Call council on (08) 8721 2555 with your credit card details on hand. Council staff will email you a tax invoice.

In person at the City of Mount Gambier customer service counter – Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace.

Send a cheque made out to “City of Mount Gambier” PO Box 56 Mount Gambier SA 5290 with advice the cheque is a donation to the Mayor’s Christmas 


Tins and EFTPOS are also available at local businesses.

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