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The Salvation Army Townsville topping up under the Christmas tree thanks to 7-Eleven

21 December 2022

A $2,500 donation to The Salvation Army from 7-Eleven is helping to make sure Townsville kids have something under the tree this Christmas.

According to Major Garry Johnson, The Salvation Army Riverways, “the local community is always incredibly generous in providing gifts, hampers and other support for people doing it tough. However the current cost of living impacts mean more people than ever need help to bring a little joy and hope to their families this Christmas.

“We’ve all experienced how tricky it can be to buy for teenagers, so often there are less gifts donated that might be suitable for them. This donation means we can purchase extra gifts for older children and teenagers.”

Alan Plews, 7-Eleven Australia Area Lead North says “The Salvation Army Australia do incredible work to provide support to those in our communities throughout the year, in times of natural disaster and especially at Christmas.

“We have been working with the Salvos since 2014, and extended our support to the Salvos in Townsville when our Burdell store opened earlier this year. It’s about 7-Eleven being a part of the communities in which we operate,” Mr Plews said.

“We are incredibly proud to assist them in their work to bring hope and a helping hand to those in need. To be able to help put some smiles on the faces of young people doing it tough in Townsville this Christmas is something very special.”

Team members from 7-Eleven donating gifts to The Salvation Army Townsville