Annual toy drive to bring smiles to children in care

Published 3:00pm 22 November 2023

Annual toy drive to bring smiles to children in care
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

With Christmas just a few weeks away, residents from Morayfield and the surrounding suburbs are being asked to donate gifts for children in need.

Morayfield Shopping Centre has launched its annual Christmas Toy Drive, with shoppers asked to drop off toys, games, books and more at the big present located near the food court.

Morayfield Shopping Centre marketing assistant Becky Curtis says donated gifts will bring a smile to hundreds of local children.

“All donations will be given to the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, who will distribute the gifts to more than 700 local kids who will be in foster and hospital care at Christmas time. Local charity Kindness For Kids in Care also jump on board to help facilitate the project,” Becky says.

“We have been part of this initiative for more than a decade, and we are honoured to take part again.

“The Christmas Toy Appeal has been very successful in previous years, and we hope our generous shoppers will once again come on board to support such a good cause."

The centre asks that only new toys and presents are donated. Presents must be suitable for children of all ages, from newborns up to 18 years of age.

More information

The Christmas Toy Drive is a community engagement initiative and is organised by local community leaders in conjunction with the State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan.

If you would like to help as a business sponsor for the toy drive, phone Prue Aranovitch from Kindness for Kids in Care on 0408 962 839.

Morayfield Shopping Centre is at 171 Morayfield Rd, Morayfield. 

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