For over 30 years, Cassowary Coast Regional Council with the generous assistance of locals across the region, have dug deep and given overwhelming support for families and individuals who have needed support with the annual Christmas Appeal.

With the Cassowary Coast Christmas Appeal now open, Mayor Mark Nolan encourages the community to spread the Christmas spirit in a way our locals know best, by giving back to our region.

“Council is helping to facilitate the fundraising of Christmas donations on behalf of community groups who offer support and wonderful services for our community year-round.

“We need the community’s compassion and Christmas spirit to ensure everyone in our community is taken care of this Christmas. This is not just for the families in need but as importantly, we’re showing these hardworking charities how much we appreciate all they do.

  • Donate via Phone

    Call Council on 133 763 903 to donate over the phone via EFTPOS.

  • Donate via Customer Service Centre

    Donations can be made by heading to a Council Customer Service and donating via EFTPOS.

  • Donate via Direct Deposit

    Donations can be made by EFTPOS to Cassowary Coast Regional Council BSB 064818 Account number 00090047 with reference XMASAPP- (donors name).

Recipient Organisations

​Council through the Cassowary Coast Christmas Appeal is helping to facilitate the fundraising of Christmas donations on behalf of community groups who offer support and wonderful services for our community year round. The following Organisation’s have been selected as the recipients for this year Christmas Appeal donations which will assist them to provide a variety of services and programs for the most vulnerable in our community.
  • Cassowary Coast Uniting Church

    Cassowary Coast Uniting Church ministers to people who are sometimes in their lowest point of life, in times of sickness, unemployment, when finances are tight. They offer financial support, but also offer spiritual support and psychological support. The organisation supports community members in Mission Beach, Tully and Innisfail. With the generous donations from the Christmas Appeal, this will assist their ability to aid our community to have a better start to the year in 2023.

  • Good Start Early Learning Centre

    Good Start Early Learning Centre delivers Early Education to currently 70 clients and families. The Cassowary Coast Christmas Appeal funds will help support children who are currently in foster care, vulnerable situations and low-income situations. They would also like to provide further support to these children and use the funds to distribute hampers to clients during the Christmas period.

  • Global Care Local

    Global Care Local provides initiatives supporting 97 local operations responding and providing unique forms of aid. Global Care has a heart of kindness and generosity and intrinsic focus on ‘mates healing mates’. The donations from the Christmas Appeal will go towards food hampers for families in the Innisfail district.

  • Tully Support Centre

    Tully Support Centre provides support for individuals, families and community members experiencing domestic and family violence. Currently, Tully Support Centre provides support to 12,000 contacts across all services from Cardwell to Babinda. The funds donated during the Christmas Appeal, will provide financial assistance to families and support their children returning to school.

  • Innisfail Youth and Family Care

    Innisfail Youth Centre Inc provides youth services as well as support for community members experiencing situations of homelessness and domestic violence. Innisfail Youth Centre currently offers support to 60 families as well as six young people in the Youth Shelter from Cardwell to Innisfail. The Cassowary Coast Christmas Appeal funds will provide hampers and vouchers to clients to help them through the Christmas period.

  • Mission Beach Meals On Wheels

    Mission Beach Meals On Wheels provides meals to elderly and vulnerable community members in the Cassowary Coast. The Mission Beach branch caters and supports 17 clients in Mission Beach and El Arish. The Christmas Appeal funds will assist Meals On Wheels with sourcing food items for recipients and vouchers for volunteers over the Christmas period.

  • Tabernacle of Yeusha Assembly

    The Tabernacle of Yeusha Assembly provides counselling support, food parcels, vouchers, transport support, family social support youth engagement and support for disengaged youth learners. The outreach service currently supports 51 families, 78 children, 4 disengaged students and 21 young adult males aged 17-25. The funds will increase their ability to support the families most disadvantaged during this holiday season.

  • St Vincent De Paul Society

    St Vincent De Paul Society provides services including food and toy hampers to those in need in the Cassowary Coast. Supporting 1,169 families over the previous month, it is expected number will increase over Christmas. The Christmas Appeal will support St Vincent De Paul Society distribute food hampers and gifts for the many families needing a hand over the Christmas period who would otherwise be missed.

  • Community Support Centre Innisfail

    The Community Support Centre Innisfail provides community and family support including group programs, case management and family counselling to around 60 clients across the whole region. Cassowary Coast Christmas Appeal donations will help the Centre provide Christmas grocery vouchers to help the venerable families they work with.