UnitingCare Australia and Target encourage Moree residents to support 2019 Christmas Appeal

Moree Uniting Church volunteer Karen Kong and Target Moree assistant store manager Tamara Gallagher encourage shoppers to purchase a $1 bauble to make Christmas a little brighter for those in need this year.

Moree Uniting Church volunteer Karen Kong and Target Moree assistant store manager Tamara Gallagher encourage shoppers to purchase a $1 bauble to make Christmas a little brighter for those in need this year.

It's the season of giving and the Moree community is being asked to give a little love to those doing it tough this year by supporting 2019 Target Christmas appeal.

The annual appeal, a partnership between Target and UnitingCare Australia, aims to provide emergency relief and support to thousands of Australians doing it tough this Christmas.

Moree Uniting Church volunteer Karen Kong has requested that a portion of the money raised be used by Moree Family Support, Byamee and Moree Area Homelessness Service to provide hampers to local families and elderly people in need.

Each year the Moree charities distribute about 100 hampers locally.

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Ms Kong said Christmas is a difficult time for people doing it tough and this year especially more and more families will struggle to buy gifts and put food on the table.

"I think everyone's just finding it really hard with the drought at the moment," she said.

"I do hope people will spend money locally and support local businesses because they support local people.

"Moree Family Support and Moree Area Homelessness Service are really grateful for whatever assistance they can get."

To support the campaign, simply purchase a $1 Target Christmas Appeal bauble at any Target store.

"It's just $1 for a tag and you can buy one every time you come in, or a few at once," Ms Kong said.

"I'll buy a few to use as gift tags ... you know the money is going to a good cause."

Target Moree assistant store manager Tamara Gallagher said the appeal has already received plenty of support from local shoppers.

"Quite a few people have bought them," she said.

"We've made it a challenge between our staff to see who can sell the most. It's picked up really well and it's a bit of encouragement for the girls in the store as well."

People can also make an online contribution to the appeal at www.unitingcarechristmasappeal.com.au