GENEROUS SPIRIT: Receiving a Wishing Tree Appeal donation are Rose City Shoppingworld are marketing manager Louise de Lissa (centre) and Salvation Army lieutenants Lydia and Steve Spencer.
GENEROUS SPIRIT: Receiving a Wishing Tree Appeal donation are Rose City Shoppingworld are marketing manager Louise de Lissa (centre) and Salvation Army lieutenants Lydia and Steve Spencer. Contributed

Salvos wish for more generosity this Christmas season

SHOPPERS have shown their festive season generosity by donating a trolley full of gifts for those in need since the Salvation Army Wishing Trees popped up in Rose City Shoppingworld last week.

Despite the initial generosity, Lieutenant Steve Spencer said more families have sought assistance from the Salvation Army this Christmas than in previous years.

"It's been a bit slow so far," Lt Spencer said.

"We've got some toys in storage to be delivered on Monday but it's always nice to see new items.

"The economic situation across Southern Downs is such that a lot more people are in need than have been in the past.

"We're almost a third up on the numbers we've been helping in previous years and we're not just seeing the same families."

Helping out is as easy as selecting a tag off one of the wishing trees at the bottom of the travelator, and buying a gift for the child described on the tag.

Unwrapped gifts can then be dropped off to the Rose City Shoppingworld centre management office.



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