Dig deep for those in need

Sjanna SandalovaGreat Southern Herald

The public is encouraged to make a donation to their local Target in the lead-up to Christmas to help families in need.

Target and UnitingCare Australia have joined forces for their 26th annual Target Christmas appeal.

People can buy a $1 bauble gift tag at the register of any Target store.

Or they can also purchase a gift and donate it at the layby counter.

Local UnitingCare co-ordinator Norma Hersey said they were hoping for a really good response this year.

“Often, people don’t realise how many families in Katanning and surrounding areas are really struggling, especially around Christmas time,” she said.

“We are encouraging people to get generous and donate to make this Christmas a little bit better for families in need.”

Target store manager Brody Williams said the team at the Katanning store were aiming high this year.

“Last year, we sold 569 bauble gift tags. We want to double that this year,” he said.

UnitingCare and Target hope to assist even more vulnerable individuals across the nation by raising $1.5 million in 2017.

Donations can be made and gifts donated at any Target store until Christmas eve.

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