Join us in supporting the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal

November 4, 2021

Christmas is a time for celebrating and joy, but unfortunately for many in our community this time of year causes stress, challenges and isolation.

Therefore, the Coronis Group is once again proudly supporting the amazing work the Salvation Army do by collecting toys and food for the 2021 Christmas Appeal.

Coronis CEO Andrew Coronis said he was beyond proud of the team’s efforts in 2020 and eager to see them matched again 2021.

“Working in real estate, we meet people from all walks of life and its important that come Christmas day, everyone experiences joy through the sharing of a nice meal or opening a gift, so if our team and clients can help the Salvation Army do that, then we’re all in,” Mr Coronis said.

“We’re a team who live by our values and acting with compassion, humility, respect and ensuring everyone in our community is looked after, no matter what their situation is important to us.

“Our eight hubs across South East Queensland will also double as collection points for donations so if you would like to drop something in to contribute to the Christmas Appeal, please do so.

“I’m also proud to announce that our company will be matching dollar for dollar all the donations that come in. I am a big believer in supporting the community that supports us so I look forward to seeing the Coronis Group double the number of donations from our team.”

All donations will be handed over to the Salvation Army in the first week of December, so they have enough time to distribute them to those in need.

If you’re looking for gift or food suggestions, please see the below list from the Salvation Army.

GIFT SUGGESTIONS

Please leave gifts unwrapped, so parents/guardians can experience the dignity and joy of choosing gifts based on the recipients’ interests or personality. Feel free to include wrapping paper or gift bags with the gifts.

GIFT VOUCHERS

  • Movie gift cards (Hoyts, Village Cinemas, Cinema Nova etc.)
  • Sporting store gift cards
  • Shopping centre gift cards
  • Electronics store gift cards
  • Department store gift cards
  • Hardware store gift cards
  • Visa gift cards
  • Netflix gift cards
  • iTunes gift cards
  • Restaurant gift cards

OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT

  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, helmets, knee and elbow pads
  • Beach towels, body boards, beach bags
  • Sporting gear – netballs, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, cricket sets
  • Camping equipment – tents, stoves, sleeping bags
  • Gym gear, sports towels

ACTIVITIES

  • Books
  • Puzzles and board games
  • Lego, Meccano, Mega Bloks
  • Art and craft packs
  • Stationery
  • Science kits
  • Toy cars
  • Music instruments

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Baseball caps, sun hats
  • Jewellery, sunglasses, hair clips, watches
  • Make-up, perfume, aftershave, nail polish
  • Backpacks, wallets, handbags

ELECTRONICS

  • Console games for PlayStation, Xbox
  • Hair dryers, hair straighteners
  • MP3 players
  • Headphones, speakers
  • Cameras

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

Please make sure all items being donated are new/unused/unopened

Please ensure items have long expiry dates and are non-perishable

Please consider packing food into washing baskets or reusable shopping bags that can be reused by the recipient

CHRISTMAS ITEMS

  • Puddings, cakes, mince pies, shortbread
  • Long-life cream, custard
  • Snacks (biscuits, chips, chocolates, lollies)
  • Table décor (bonbons, decorations, tablecloths, napkins)

TINNED FOODS

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Soups
  • Meats or fish
  • Meals (baked beans, spaghetti)

MEAL BASES

  • Pasta sauces
  • Pre-prepared rice meals
  • Curry and stir-fry sauces
  • Meal kits (Mexican, Asian, Indian)

OTHER

  • Breakfast cereal
  • Spreads and jams
  • Savoury biscuits
  • Packet of jelly
  • Liquid gravy
  • Sugar
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
  • Long-life milk or juices
  • Iced tea
  • Baby food

CLEANING AND HYGIENE ITEMS

  • Personal toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, hairbrush or toilet paper
  • Cleaning products like multipurpose cleaner, dish detergent or washing powder
  • Baby care items like nappies or baby wipes

If you are in need of financial assistance from the Salvation Army, or know someone who is, please click here.

Find your closest Coronis Hub to drop off your donation here:

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