You've got until Friday to help a child in care

THERE are just four days left to donate a gift to one of Queensland's 8600 kids in care, with the annual Kids in Care Christmas Appeal closing on Friday, December 13.

Child Safety Minister Tracy Davis said she was grateful that more than 5800 presents had been already donated across the state.

"This is a wonderful effort to-date and I sincerely thank everyone for their kindness and generous donations," Ms Davis said.

"We have had a wonderful response so far from community members and local businesses across the state donating gifts of all shapes and sizes from shoes, books, push bikes to sporting equipment.

"We are hoping the generosity will continue to grow and see a further 2825 gifts donated before the 13 December deadline so all children and young people in care can receive a gift through the appeal."

Ms Davis said the Newman Government's Kids in Care Christmas Appeal had a positive impact in communities across the state.

"Being a part of the appeal also sends a strong message of support to our wonderful foster carers and the important role they play within our communities every day," she said.

"Our election promise to revitalise frontline services is all about putting Queenslanders first and everyone can play their part and show they care by supporting our Christmas appeal."

The appeal runs until 13 December. Presents need to be suitable for a child ages 0 to 18 years. People can make their donation at their local child safety service centre, or local ABC studio.

For gift ideas or to find the closest donation point, visit www.communities.qld.gov.au.



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