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Final chance to give to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

Thursday 22 December 2011, 9:11AM
By Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

In the final four days of the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal, gift donations are urgently needed if the target of 35,000 gifts is going to be reached.

Kmart and The Salvation Army are urging Kiwis to give what they can to the Appeal, to help those in need around New Zealand celebrate Christmas this year.

Kmart New Zealand General Manager Sue Smith said that while the generosity shown by New Zealanders had been overwhelming, the appeal still has over 13,000 gifts to go to reach its target. That’s 13,000 more smiles this Christmas!

“It can be as simple as picking up something small at the mall when you’re doing your Christmas shopping,” says Sue. “Imagine if every shopper picked up one extra gift, no matter how small, and placed it under the tree. We would be able to make a difference in the lives of so many of our fellow Kiwis this Christmas if everyone took up this challenge.”

The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal accepts gifts for people of all ages. But this year, donations for teenage boys and girls are especially lacking. Sports gear or beauty products are great gift ideas for these kids.

Presents are being collected up until close of business on Christmas Eve, and can be placed under a Wishing Tree at any Kmart store across New Zealand. Donations can also be made online at