CHRISTMAS goodwill has started early this year with the collecting of gifts and goods for those doing it tough.
A group of women on the North-West Coast decided to create a new non-profit organisation to collect and deliver boxes of gifts for families and individuals who may need a little extra help to make Christmas special.
Penguin resident Linda Baker said job losses in the region led to the beginning of the group Boxes of Love North West.
She said the new group was filling a charity gap, where those who do not have a health care card cannot ask for welfare assistance.
"What we have found is that people know people who are going through a hard time, but who won't ask for help," Mrs Baker said.
"They have lost their jobs, can't go and get a health care card, and are unable to get a parcel of food," she said.
Mrs Baker said they were hoping to fill up to 300 boxes, that will be filled with gifts, and delivered to people prior to Christmas.
"The only way to receive a box is by being nominated by someone else," she said.
"A box is delivered, but they don't know where it has come from."
Mrs Baker said the organisation was looking for donated gifts for men, and teenagers.
To make donations or nominate someone you know contact Mrs Baker on 0467866843 or Nita Walker on 0411354933.