Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Those in Need

Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Those in Need

Children singing, delicious cakes coloured crimson and green, presents under the tree – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

 For many families in need, however, Christmas would be a sombre occasion without the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal, which opened last week.

Kmart Gladstone officially launched their annual appeal to the sweet sounds of traditional Christmas carols sung by the Trinity College choir and an official opening by Mayor Matt Burnett, and Salvation Army Lieutenants Chris and Kay Ford.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the program, which has collected more than eight million gifts over the last 29 years.

With more than 2.9 million Australians living in poverty, locals are encouraged to dig deep and help celebrate thirty years of giving, in-store or online.

You can give to the appeal by:

  1. Placing a gift under the Wishing Tree at Kmart Gladstone or any Kmart store (you don’t have to buy your gift from Kmart nor do you need to wrap it)
  2. Add a little extra to your transaction by clicking the Wishing Tree logo on the self-serve checkouts.
  3. Drop your spare change in a coin collection box at any register
  4. Take a bauble tag off the Wishing Tree and scan the barcode at any register to contribute.
  5. Give online at

The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal draws to a close on Christmas Eve.