Take a leaf out of Logan City Council’s book and organise a charity drive at work for Christmas!

A mountain of toys, food and gift packs has been donated by Council staff as part of its contribution to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal this year.

“Council’s 1,600 staff take great pride in making a difference to our great community, but even we were slightly overwhelmed with the number of contributions this year,” says Logan City Council Chief Executive Officer Chris Rose. “It is always humbling and heart-warming to see the willingness of council staff to donate whatever they can to make life a little more enjoyable for the less fortunate during the festive season.”

This year marks the 10th consecutive year Council has been involved in the appeal.

“I think this donation is absolutely brilliant,” says Salvation Army Logan Central Welfare Supervisor Donna Bockholt, who collected the donated gifts earlier this week. “We depend on the Council’s donation each year as one of our main contributors for Christmas and I can’t get over how much support has been shown this year.

“There is one person who donates two bikes every year. I don’t know who they are, but it is magical.”

Logan Mayor Pam Parker said she was heartened by the generosity Council staff had demonstrated towards the less fortunate in the community. “There are gifts here for all ages, so I know the Christmas period will be brighter for so many people in Logan this year.

“It is wonderful to know that a little bit of kindness can bring a lot of happiness and smiles to many.”

How are you giving back this Christmas? Kindness to friends and family or helping out a charity? Let us know!