The Annual Lord Mayor’s Christmas Appeal is on again, helping raise funds for charities around Brisbane.
On until Friday 25 December, the Christmas Appeal will support the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust with donations going to various charities working with people with a disability, experiencing homelessness, suffering from mental illness, addiction, trauma, abuse or neglect.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the Charitable Trust provides support through two main grant rounds each year, providing grants of up to $10,000 to charities across the city.
The Trust “hosts an Easter Appeal which has donated more than 23,000 Easter Eggs to charities since 2007, and a Christmas Appeal which has donated more than 28,000 toys to disadvantaged families and raised more than $800,000 over the last decade,” he says.
“The Christmas Appeal also raises donations for food vouchers and small cash grants of up to $2,000 for Christmas parties for those in need.”
He says the Christmas Appeal offers an opportunity for the public to donate to vital charities across Brisbane, which makes Christmas a little brighter for those doing it tough in the community.
“Every dollar donated to the Trust is re-given, and the Christmas Appeal is a great opportunity for the Brisbane community to help a wide variety of charities who are working hard to provide vital community services and support to vulnerable residents and their families,” he says.
Cr Quirk says 45 Brisbane charities have applied for funding under this year’s Lord Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.
On Wednesday 2 December, the Story Bridge will be lit purple for the Appeal (purple is the main colour of the Trust).
The annual Lord Mayor’s Christmas Appeal will run until Wednesday 25 December.
For charities interested in applying for grants under the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust or if you would like to make a donation, visit www.lmct.org.au or call 3403 5381.