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Kiwis dig deep for those in need

Kiwis dig deep for those in need

- Kmart and The Salvation Army say a massive thank you on behalf of those in need - 28,560 gifts donated to the 2012 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal in New Zealand

24 DECEMBER 2012: In a display of true Kiwi spirit a whopping 28,560 gifts have been donated to the 2012 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal.

The 18th annual Appeal proved to be slow to start, but with Kiwis rushing to donate in the past few days.

Kmart Palmerston North had the most gifts donated with a total of 4991 followed by Dunedin (3803) and Henderson (3186).

Kmart Managing Director, Guy Russo, praised everyone’s support of the Appeal.

“We’ve witnessed incredible generosity from businesses across the country that have heard about the Kmart Wishing Tree and taken it upon themselves to donate gifts. We’ve heard about children understanding who Kmart Wishing Tree presents go to and wanting to be a part of the Appeal,” said Guy.

“It makes me feel proud to be part of an organisation that does what it says it will do. We look after families and offer New Zealanders a chance to do the same at Christmas with the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal.

“On behalf of the entire Kmart team and our friends at The Salvation Army, I would like to thank each and every person who donated to the Appeal. You helped to make a very real difference in the lives of families across the country," said Guy.

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