Annual Cessnock City Council Christmas Appeal

Cessnock City Council is kicking off our annual Christmas Gift Appeal, and is accepting donations until Wednesday 6 December 2023, for those doing it tough this Christmas season.

Residents are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items, which can be dropped off at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries or Council’s Administration Building on Vincent Street, Cessnock.

This year, Council is working with ten local organisations, who will deliver the donations to those doing it tough across our community.

Cessnock City Council Mayor Jay Suvaal is encouraging people to give what they can to help those who are less fortunate, in the lead up to the festive season.

"The true spirit of Christmas is found in giving to others, and I’m encouraging members of the community with the capacity to give, to get behind this wonderful initiative that helps to bring joy to those less fortunate across the Cessnock LGA," said Clr Suvaal.

"We’re thrilled to be partnering with a number of incredible community-focused organisations this year.

"By collaborating with such a diverse group means we can further spread our reach to deliver to those in need in time for Christmas."

All donations to this year’s Christmas Appeal will be distributed to the following community organisations: Kiray Putjung Aboriginal Corporation, Soupzon Through Grace Inc, Spirit of Giving Fundraising Hub Inc, Barkuma Neighbourhood Centre, Cessnock Emergency Relief Samaritans Foundation, The Centre at Kurri Kurri, Vinnies Cessnock, Jodie’s Place Women’s & Children’s Refuge, Kingdom Foodcare, and Carrie’s Place.

Donations will be accepted up until Wednesday 6 December. For health and safety reasons, please ensure all donations are new and unwrapped.