Some of the most generous donations to The Examiner’s Empty Stocking Appeal often go unrecognised.
That is because the majority of donations are made by people who choose to remain anonymous.
This was the case on Tuesday when a $5000 donation was handed in, without a name.
Kathy Nicholas, who has worked at The Examiner’s front counter for 10 years, was more than happy to accept the generous donation on behalf of the appeal.
“Many of the people who come in with a donation prefer to remain anonymous,” she said.
“Some don’t even want a receipt and will hand in the money and leave before we even have a chance to offer.
“A lot might be pensioners, who leave $20 or $50, but they want to contribute in some way.
“I have seen it all in the past 10 years, but people still surprise me with how thoughtful they can be.
“I think there is a real culture of generosity to be found in Launceston.”
Now in its 110th year, the Empty Stocking Appeal raises money for local charities – Launceston City Mission, The Salvation Army, The Benevolent Society and St Vincent de Paul.
This year, The Examiner has set a fundraising total of $80,000, to support those in the community doing it tough this Christmas.
There are many ways people can contribute to this important cause.
Donations can be made in person, either at Fairfax Media offices, such as The Examiner office on Cimitiere Street, or at any business that contains an appeal tin.
If you are a business that would like to support Empty Stocking Appeal with a tin, please contact The Examiner.
Please use these details below for a bank transfer:
BSB: 035 822
Acc number: 011443538
Please use the same bank details as well as these details for a BPAY payment:
Biller number: 49429
Ref number: 0100 1911180 0144 3538 9
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