It’s been a tough year for many in the Batemans Bay area, with increasing unemployment and high rents, says Pivot Point coordinator Jan Venables.
Pivot Point – the outreach arm of the Batemans Bay Uniting Church –will again provide toys to children who would otherwise miss out this Christmas.
Ms Venables said the community could help Pivot Point by leaving a toy under the Christmas tree at Target.
“All toys given are used in our area,” she said.
“Last year we gave over 130 gift bags and gift cards to kids and teenagers, and 70 food hampers to those in need.”
Ms Veneables said the need was greater this year and Pivot Point would also run a $1 bauble appeal, to assist people across the state.
“Cost of living increases increases have caused stress … electricity and food prices have risen to an unacceptable level,” she said.
“Many people face a bleak Christmas.
“Please give to our bauble appeal, or give a toy.”
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