Helping those who need it the most

Cooma Toyota presented a cheque for $2,500 to the St Vincent de Paul's Society last Friday.

President of the Society Paul Everett and Christmas co-ordinator Ruby Everett along with treasurer Alan McDonald were there to receive the cheque.

Cooma Toyota owners David Crawford and Steve Ganitis said Cooma Toyota has been funding the St Vincent de Paul's Christmas Appeal for three years.

""It looks like it will be an annual thing, we'll continue doing it," Mr Crawford said.

Mrs Everett said the money will go towards Christmas hampers and toys.

"There will be around 60 hampers going out to families in need reaching around 200 people," Mrs Everett said

The hampers include staple foods such as rice and pasta with also some tinned ham and lollies to bring some Christmas cheer. Items for personal hygiene are also included along with a card from the society.

The hampers are pre-made by Food Bank which is a not for-profit organisation that distributes food to those who are having difficulty purchasing their own.

Mrs Everett said with Christmas around the corner the money is greatly appreciated.

"We're just not getting the donations we usually do, money's tight at the moment," Mrs Everett said.

Mr Gantis and Mr Crawford said the money was given on behalf of their 30 staff members and it is a good cause.

"Everyone was very happy to be helping out the community, especially bringing aid to those who need it most," Mr Gantis said.

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