The Salvation Army is encouraging people in Ulladulla and Milton areas to connect with their community this Christmas.
Christmas is one of the hardest times of the year for many local residents doing it tough and many people struggle to afford basics such as food.
Many will also spend the festive season alone.
"Whether you are by yourself, or with friends and family, Christmas is a time that is best spent together," Stephen Dunn from the Ulladulla Salvos said.
"So join us, so we can share the true spirit of Christmas."
Christmas is the busiest time of year for the Salvos.
The Salvation Army in the Ulladulla region running its annual Christmas Cheer operation, to provide toys and food for those in need.
You can drop goods to the centre at the top end of town, Ulladulla NRMA, Bunnings, Mollymook Golf Club, First National Real Estate Ulladulla and Bella Coastal Property Ulladulla.
If you require assistance at Christmas with food and gifts, please call 4454 1538.
If you need emergency assistance, call 1300 371 288 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday).
Mr Dunn added nationally the need for assistance was high.
"At Christmas, the Salvos nationally will serve more than 100,000 meals, distribute more than 500,000 gifts and toys and support more than 70,000 families in need," Mr Dunn said.
"However, we can only do this with the support of members of the public."
For more information about what The Salvation Army is doing at Christmas locally and across Australia, go to salvationarmy.org.au
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