Christmas festivities are in full swing with a number of community events right across the region.
The Stawell Interchurch Council Welfare Committee is once again calling out for donations to distribute across the region.
Last year Stawell Inter Church Council Welfare helped 113 households with Christmas grocery shopping vouchers in the area.
Those households were made up of 357 individuals and new toys and children's books to 133 children aged 13 years old and under.
Residents can help those in need by leaving a donation of a new unwrapped toy or new children's book under a Christmas Giving tree, located at Grampians Pharmacy, Stawell Medical Centre, Stawell Tabaret and churches and schools around the region.
All donations will be collected from the trees on Tuesday, December 17 and parents can choose donated toys and books for their children on Wednesday, December 18 from the Anglican Church Hall 9-11.30.
Committee president Jo Bertram said she loved being able to help give back to the community.
"I hate seeing people struggling, especially at this time of year," she said.
"Some people wouldn't have a Christmas without the extra support.
"Anyone needing help this Christmas should apply for help at The Cottage, 20 Sloane Street, Stawell on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 10.30am - 12.30pm as soon as possible."
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