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Powell Media Release – Powell’s office drop off point for Kids in Care appeal (27 November 2015)

Glass House residents can help bring a smile to the faces of children and young people living in care on Christmas Day by donating a present to the annual Kids in Care Christmas Appeal.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP said locals could show their community spirit by dropping in and leaving a present under his electorate office Christmas tree.

“This year’s appeal acknowledges that it takes a whole ‘village’ or community to raise a child and we must lend our support to the hundreds of foster and kinship carers who do a great job all year round,” Mr Powell said.

“I am encouraging all Glass House residents to be part of the village and show they care by supporting our Christmas appeal.

“Our community is known for pulling together to help each other and this time we’re pulling together to show our support for kids in care.”

Mr Powell said presents like gift cards, sporting equipment, board games, clothes and books to the value of about $20 would be very well received.

“Our Kids in Care Christmas Appeal has such a positive impact in communities right across this state and we saw this last year with the true Queenslander spirit stronger than ever before.”

Presents need to be suitable for a child aged 0 to 17 years.  Donations can be made to any child safety service center, the Sunshine Coast ABC studio, or the Glass House electorate office located at Suite 4/70 Maple Street, Maleny.

The appeal runs until 17 December 2015.

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[ENDS] 27 November 2015

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