Share the joy
CHRISTMAS is a jolly time for many, but for others it's the toughest time of the year.
The Salvation Army has recently launched its 2014 Christmas Appeal and is calling for those who have the means to help make someone else's Christmas a bit more comfortable.
Samantha Lynch and Alesha Yaxley, of the Banora Point branch, said their first pick-up from the K-Mart wishing tree in Tweed City had been fruitful.
They already have boxes full of gifts, but they'll need more to help all of the Tweed residents in need this Christmas.
Ms Yaxley, a welfare worker, said she knew first-hand what the adopt-a-family campaign meant.
"I had things given to me in the past through this," Ms Yaxley said.
"When someone rang and said we've got something for you ... just knowing people are thinking of me on Christmas was so special.
"It's good to know you're not forgotten.
"It blows you away."
Ms Lynch said the Salvation Army would typically help more than 100 families in the Tweed in the month of December.
To support the Christmas Appeal, call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), visit salvos.org.au/Christmas or donate a gift to the K-Mart wishing tree.