Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal

Each year, the Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal plays a critical role in ensuring that a range of vulnerable and isolated people in our City are able to experience the joy of Christmas.

Last year, the Appeal assisted 584 families, 691 adults, 251 teenagers and 533 children with Christmas food hampers, vouchers or gifts.

All donations to the appeal are distributed through the Christmas Cheer Program delivered by the following agencies:

  • Uniting Care 
  • Lifeline SE 
  • St Vincent De Paul 
  • The Salvation Army 

Additional coordination support is offered through the Sunset Kitchen and Families SA.

Why support the Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal:

    • The appeal relies solely on the support of local donors – the service is additional to the role played by local agencies and is not possible without contributions from local individuals, families, groups and businesses. 
    • Demand for support is increasing and the service is becoming stretched - while contributions from the local community have been reasonably consistent, the demand for support at Christmas has increased by almost 20% over the past 5 years. 
    • The appeal is a unique local initiative - 100% of the funds are sourced and distributed locally.

The City of Mount Gambier supports the Mount Gambier Community Mayor's Christmas Appeal by acting as a collection point for the agencies. Outside any fees charged by the financial institutions, 100% of your donation is distributed amongst the participating agencies.

Donations can be made through the following channels:

1) Credit card, direct debit or PayPal account:

2) In person at the City of Mount Gambier Customer Service Counter - Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace.

3) By sending a cheque marked 'Combined Christmas Appeals Committee' to:

Mount Gambier Community Mayor's Christmas Appeal
PO Box 56
Mount Gambier SA 5290

Any questions regarding the appeal can be made by phoning 87212 555 or emailing

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