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Thanks for Your Wishing Tree Support

Dec 20, 2017

Community News

To round out 2017, the Maxsum team put a charitable spin on the traditional office Kris Kringle by donating gifts to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal for 2017.

With more than 2.9 million Australians currently living in poverty, Australia’s largest and longest running Christmas gift Appeal will once again support children, adults, seniors and families who are unable to afford gifts at Christmas and beyond.

We were touched be the generosity of our valued clients, partners and staff who placed a gift under the Maxsum Wishing Tree at our office during December. 

Thank you for being part of Maxsum’s contribution and for being and important part of the Maxsum Community.


About Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

The idea for the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal began when an Adelaide team member suggested Kmart use its wide network of stores as gift collection points to assist charity groups at Christmas and beyond.

In 1987, Kmart came together with founding partner, The Salvation Army, to bring this idea to fruition and started, what is now, Australia and New Zealand’s largest and longest running gift collection Appeal. Thanks to the generosity of the Australian community, the Appeal has raised more than 8 million gifts for people doing it tough, with close to 400,000 gifts being collected every year. 

About the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest social welfare organisations with more than 1,650,000 members working in over 128 countries. Working in Australia for the last 135 years, The Salvation Army has more than 8,500 active officers and staff delivering in excess of 1000 specifically designed social programs across Australia.

The Salvation Army helps more than 1 million Australians every year. Every week The Salvation Army provides 100,000 meals, 2,000 beds and 8,000 grocery vouchers for people experiencing homelessness and provides refuge for 500 people fleeing abuse. On any given night The Salvation Army assists 2,000 people every night through crisis accommodation and provision of essential supplies.