(L-R) Alan Bourke, Joe Mucci and James Thompson from Bourkes presenting their agency’s donated gifts for the Salvos’ Christmas Appeal to REIWA representative Rod Harris.West Australians have once again showed how generous they are, by getting behind The Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Appeal and spreading some much-needed cheer to those doing it tough in our community. The Appeal, which ran from 15 November till 13 December, asked for West Australians to donate unwrapped gifts or non-perishable food items to one of the 43 participating REIWA real estate agency collection points. REIWA CEO Neville Pozzi said after going online in 2020 due COVID-19, it was wonderful to see REIWA agencies connecting with their local communities and opening their doors to the WA public to accept physical gifts and donations. “REIWA and its agents have been supporting the Salvos’ Christmas Appeal since 2015 and I am pleased to say 2021 was our best turnout ever, with more REIWA agencies volunteering as collection points than ever before. “Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be a challenging time for those doing it tough. Thank you to everyone who donated to this year’s appeal, your generosity will go a long way towards bringing some festive cheer to those experiencing hardship in our community,” Mr Pozzi said. REIWA is partnered with The Salvation Army via Community REInvest, its philanthropic program, which assists real estate agents to identify opportunities, mobilise resources and support the people of WA, particularly those experiencing homelessness. More information Would you like to donate? Make an online donation. For more information about Community REInvest and the REIWA agents that support it directly, visit the In the community page.