Scented gifts are flowing in
WITH only five weeks to go until Santa arrives, businesses from all over the country are pitching in to help the NewsMail’s Adopt-A-family campaign.
As well as 100 books donated by publishers Hachette Australia, Sydney-based cosmetic company Frostbland has come to the party and given eight cartons of perfumes, toiletries and personal care items.
“Christmas is the time for giving, and we try to support as many charities as we can,” Frostbland publicity manager Theodora Gregory said.
“We have a warehouse full of cosmetics and merchandise, and we looked around and saw so many things that we could give.”
The company will provide gift sets of fragrances and other goodies, to brighten the lives of not just the ladies, but also boys and men.
“We have perfumes from So...?, and Tabu, and some male fragrances and shaving creams and brushes as well,” Mrs Gregory said.
“They are all lovely brands — we hope they will make someone’s day for Christmas.”
NewsMail sales and marketing manager Lisa Prowd is delighted with the positive start to the annual appeal.
“It’s wonderful to see national companies taking an interest in the campaign,” Mrs Prowd said.
But as well as donations already received, the campaign needs help from local businesses and individuals to create the perfect hamper for each family.
Six organisations and charities have selected recipients for the gift hampers — from single pensioners to families of eight — from all areas in the Bundaberg region.
“At the moment we have 58 families to be adopted through the Salvation Army, Lifeline, Centacare, the Bundaberg Baptist Church, St Vincent De Paul, and Bundaberg Housing Services,” Mrs Prowd said.
“More families will be listed next week.”
While a handful of the families has already been adopted, many more are still in need of benefactors to ensure their festive season is a merry one.Adopt a family
Salvation Army – telephone Pam 4153 3557
Lifeline – telephone Janelle 4153 8400
Centacare – telephone Dot 4153 2532
Bundaberg Baptist Church – telephone Shelly 4151 8222
St Vincent De Paul – telephone Irene 4126 1822
Bundaberg Housing Services – telephone Jackie 4153 1239