Welcome to The Salvation Army’s Christmas 2012 website.
As you explore the pages of our Christmas site, we trust you will encounter something of the hope of Christmas ... the hope The Salvation Army will provide to thousands of families and individuals ... practical ways you can share in giving hope to others ... and, ultimately, the hope offered to us all through relationship with God in Christ Jesus.
Our Christmas website is packed full of valuable tips and suggestions to help make Christmas great - both for yourself and for others.
The site features cooking videos by celebrity chef Damian Heads as well as recipes by culinary icon Maggie Beer. You will find craft videos with innovative and cost effective gift ideas you can make, brought to you by craft expert Kelly Doust. There are helpful Christmas budgeting tips by Nine Network finance reporter Ross Greenwood and there's a full listing of local Salvation Army church and carol singing events.
One special part of our website is ‘How to help’ where you can find suggestions about how you can bring hope to others this Christmas.
This Christmas, The Salvation Army will help around 300,000 people across Australia, including giving around 500,000 toys to children and serving 8,000 Christmas meals. We also expect to distribute more than $20 million worth of food vouchers, hampers and toys to people in need - providing hope in what may be otherwise hopeless situations.
From all of us here at The Salvation Army we hope you have a wonderful Christmas.