Residents urged to make a difference this Christmas

Fairfield City Open Libraries are helping making a difference to new refugees and migrants by hosting Christmas Giving Trees – and are urging local residents to help make their first Christmas in Australia extra special.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said the Christmas Giving Trees will give many new refugees and migrants in Fairfield  a memorable and meaningful Christmas.

Residents can leave messages of support and Christmas cards as well as donate new toys, canned food items or other gifts at  each of the library branches.

“By participating in the Christmas Giving Tree you are contributing to making Christmas in Australia a positive experience for new refugees and migrants who have settled in the area during the past 12 months," mayor Carbone said.

Council will work with the Parents Cafe to distribute the donations to families of new refugees and migrants attending their Christmas party on Monday, December 17.

The Christmas Giving Tree is available for donations at Bonnyrigg, Fairfield, Smithfield, Wetherill Park and Whitlam Libraries until  December 12.