THE TREE OF JOY THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: 10 YEARS ON AND STILL GOING STRONG

Cherrybrook Village is pleased to announce that they are running their Tree of Joy
initiative this Christmas in partnership with the Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills and
Cherrybrook (WPHC) to gift individuals in need of a gift this Christmas.

Cherrybrook customers are invited to share the spirit of Christmas with someone in
need by simply choosing a bauble gift tag from the tree and purchasing a suitable gift
for the recipient labelled on the tag. The gift is then returned to the tree in the centre
ready to be distributed in time for Christmas.

The Tree of Joy initiative has been running for over a decade and with more than ten
different charities involved, is one of the biggest community service projects in the
area. Last year a total of 866 gifts were received at an average of $50 per gift. This
year Cherrybrook Village hopes to bring Christmas joy to even more with a target to
collect 1,000 gift donations.

Natasha Storch, Centre Manager at Cherrybrook Village said: “This is an initiative we
are very proud to be a part of. Christmas is a time for giving and sharing, and each
year our customers step up and show their compassion for their local community and
we are humbled by their generosity.

“We are committed to making this our most successful drive to date and have a target
of collecting over 1,000 gifts for local charities. Customers have until December 12th to
contribute to our Tree of Joy and we can’t wait to see the happy faces of those that
receive their unexpected gift at Christmas”.

Volunteers of the Rotary Club collect these gifts and hand wrap them ready to be
passed on to the participating organisations. These chosen organisations then
distribute the gifts to the nominated recipient hoping to brighten their Christmas.

One of the participating organisations is Anglicare who Cherrybrook Village has
partnered with for a food drive back in August. Others include Forsight Foundation,
Camp Quality, Meals on Wheels, Shine for Kids and Parramatta Mission.

For more information on what’s going on at Cherrybrook Village visit
www.cherrybrookvillage.com.au.

2 COMMENTS

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