St John's Care Reid is already busy preparing its Christmas present room for children and teenagers who might not otherwise receive a gift. Last year, it helped 600 families.
This year, St John's Care, Uniting Care Kippax, Communities @ Work, Canberra City Care, St Vincent De Paul Kambah, Gordon Community Care, University of Canberra and Woden Community Service are working together to make sure we can help as many people as possible during the Christmas season.
If you are able to donate toys, the services have requested educational toys such as Lego and outdoor toys such as footballs, skipping ropes and softball kits. For teenagers, the best gift is a gift card from places such as Big W, Kmart and Ultimate Teen.
Drop off your donations at St John's Care at 45 Constitution Avenue Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2pm.