The generosity from Northern Tasmanians has been flowing into this year's The Examiner Empty Stocking Appeal.
Now in its 112th year, money raised goes to support four Northern charities - City Mission, The Salvation Army, The Benevolent Society and St Vincent de Paul.
Donations have flowed into the appeal - from children donating their pocket money, to businesses raising funds through events and local sporting groups pitching in.
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A recent donation of more than $42,000 from local financial planning business TG Financial has bolstered the support The Examiner will be able to provide to the four charities.
Owner Tony Gray said the donation came through client dividends.
"Through investments that we've used for some client portfolios," Mr Gray said.
"We had the opportunity to be able to buy them at a discount to their asset banking and collect a nice income yield for clients, and because the underlying managers that put together those portfolios donate their services, instead the two Future Generation companies make a donation each year to charity."
With client permission, Tony and his staff identified charities to support - this year choosing the Empty Stocking Appeal.
"This year, we decided to support the appeal because of the four underlying charities, because we thought they were four good charities and we know the money will be well spent, we and our clients know that is needed," Mr Gray said.
"It was a fairly simple decision because this was going to be for broad community benefit."
Support our Empty Stocking Appeal:
- Empty Stocking Appeal 2020 launched in support of vulnerable Northern Tasmanians
- Lions Club shows generosity and gives to Christmas appeal
- The Empty Stocking Appeal supports City Mission to provide support during the festive season
- Tamar Valley Inner Wheel Club digs deep for appeal
- Benevolent Society assists Kings Meadow High school families with food hampers
- If you've ever thought about donating to the Empty Stocking Appeal, this is the time
- Club digs deep to keep 45 year tradition alive
To date, the appeal has raised over $72,000 but your help is needed to reach our $80,000 target and beyond.
Donations can be made in-person at The Examiner's office on Cimitiere Street, or at a variety of local businesses with tins on display.
Donations can also be made electronically - via bank transfer to BSB 035 822 and account number 011 443 538 or through BPAY with biller code 49429 and reference number 0100 1210200 01443538 7.
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