Sunshine Coast residents urged to help kids in care this Christmas

Sunshine Coast residents can help bring a smile to the faces of children and young people living in care on Christmas Day by donating a present to the State Government’s annual Kids in Care Christmas Appeal.

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said locals could show their community spirit by dropping in and leaving a present under her electorate office Christmas tree.

“This is a great opportunity to do our bit to support to the hundreds of foster and kinship carers who do a great job all year round,” Ms Simpson said.

“I am encouraging all Sunshine Coast residents to show they care about kids in care by supporting our Christmas appeal.”

Ms Simpson said presents like gift cards, sporting equipment, board games, clothes and books to the value of about $20 would be very well received.

Presents need to be unwrapped and suitable for both boys and girls aged 0 to 17 years. People can make their donation at their local child safety service centre, or the ABC studio, or the Maroochydore electorate office by 13 December.

For gift ideas or to find the closest donation point, visit


Phone: 07 5406 7100

Suite 1, Corner First & Memorial Aves
Maroochydore QLD 4558