Port Stephens Examiner and Dowling Real Estate Christmas toy appeal open now

FESTIVE: The Examiner's Tracey Marjoram with Caitlyn Vinton, Craig Higgins and Michelle Bink from Dowling Real Estate.
FESTIVE: The Examiner's Tracey Marjoram with Caitlyn Vinton, Craig Higgins and Michelle Bink from Dowling Real Estate.

There is still time to donate a gift to help someone in need this Christmas.

The Examiner and Dowling Christmas toy appeal will run to Wednesday, December 19.

Anyone wishing to donate a toy to the appeal can do so between 9am and 5pm weekdays at the Dowling offices in Raymond Terrace and Medowie as well as the Examiner’s office in Raymond Terrace. 

The annual appeal collects hundreds of toys for the Salvation Army which are distributed to Port families needing a hand up at this time of year.

More than 500 toys were donated to the toy appeal last year - the 23rd year the Examiner and Dowling have teamed up to run the drive for the Salvation Army.

“It gets bigger every year,” Dowling Real Estate principal Craig Higgins said. 

“We have people come in every year to donate, which is great to see.

“The community really digs deep for this cause every year. It's a good cause.”

HAPPY TO HELP: Dowling Real Estate principal Craig Higgins in Riverside Park. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

HAPPY TO HELP: Dowling Real Estate principal Craig Higgins in Riverside Park. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

Examiner editor Anna Wolf said donations, no matter how big or small, go “such a long way to making Christmas special for someone who really needs it”.

Toy donations are asked to be new, for boys and girls any age and left unwrapped.

Donations will be collected by the Salvation Army and distributed to Port families in need.

More than 100 Port families seek assistance from the Salvation Army at Christmas each year.

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