Make a difference this Christmas

Published Monday, 5th December 2016

Mayor Frank Carbone and Rowena Tran with some gifts for the Giving Tree.

Fairfield City Open Libraries and Fairfield Youth Advisory Committee member Rowena Tran are embracing inclusion of new refugees and migrants this holiday period by hosting a Christmas Giving Tree.

A tree will be set up at each of the Open Libraries branches.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said that aim of the Christmas Giving Tree is to give many new refugees and migrants settling in Fairfield City a memorable and meaningful Christmas.

“You can leave messages of support and Christmas cards as well as donate new toys, canned food items or other gifts as donations,” said Mayor Carbone.

“By participating in the Christmas Giving Tree you are contributing to making Christmas in Australia a positive experience for more than 3,500 new refugees and migrants that have settled in the area during the last twelve months.

Rowena Tran prompted this initiative and says that it is a great way for the residents of Fairfield City to get together and show support for the new members of our community as they transition to Australia.

Fairfield Council will work together with local community organisation Parents Café – Fairfield Inc. to distribute the donations to the families of new refugees and migrants attending their Christmas party on Wednesday 28 December.

The Christmas Giving Tree is available at Bonnyrigg, Fairfield, Smithfield, Wetherill Park and Whitlam Libraries from 1 December to 21 December 2016.


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