Mayor of Logan's Christmas toy drive gathering pace

Spirit of giving: The tree at council's offices is already filling up with toys for the less fortunate as part of the mayor's Christmas toy drive.

Spirit of giving: The tree at council's offices is already filling up with toys for the less fortunate as part of the mayor's Christmas toy drive.

The City of Logan mayor’s Christmas drive is well underway but there is still time to help put smiles on the faces of less fortunate and underprivileged kids in Logan.

Community members can still donate to the Mayor's Christmas Toy Drive by leaving a toy at council’s administration offices.

City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said local charities would distribute the toys and gifts collected through the drive to children across the city.

“We have many wonderful charities that do an enormous amount of work in the City of Logan but Christmas can be a very busy time for them,” he said.

“Supporting our local charities through the Christmas Toy Drive is one of the highlights in my yearly calendar.

“It’s been inspiring to witness the generosity that our city has shown not only during previous Christmas appeals but also during the floods earlier this year, when people came together and supported one another in their time of need.

Toys were donated by Ikea Logan and Snap Fresh, as well as from the Mount Lindesay Ulysses Club’s annual Toy Run Ride which was held on December 3.

“All of the items donated to the toy drive will go to children who might not otherwise get a present on Christmas Day,” he said.

“I would also like to thank the volunteers who selflessly donate their time and resources to help improve the lives of others, and I invite people to think about how they might also support local families in need this Christmas.”

Donations of toys, marked with gender and age suitability, can be left under the Christmas tree at the City Administration Centre (150 Wembley Road, Logan Central) between December 4 and December 18 (weekdays, 8am to 5pm).