Mayor's Christmas Giving Appeal

Each year the Mayor of Camden holds a Christmas Giving Appeal asking residents to donate goods and toys to those in need in the Camden community.

The chosen charity for 2023 was Turning Point Camden. More than 200 gifts were donated as part of the 2023 Mayor's gift giving appeal. Find out more. Turning Point



Turning Point Camden is a not-for-profit community welfare and drop-in centre. It is a place where men and women are empowered to make the necessary changes that will allow them to move forward with their lives. For without change, nothing changes.

Turning Point Camden provide services that alleviate stress by meeting an immediate need and give people options to choose a way forward. This is achieved both onsite through a stocked food pantry and through a referral process which connects both individuals and families to services where more specialist support is required. 

Turning Point Camden 2021 Stacked Medium

Turning Point Camden are accepting donations of toys and non-perishable food items.

Donations (unwrapped) were dropped to the following locations:

  • Camden Library
    40 John Street, Camden
  • Narellan Library
    Cnr Queen and Elyard Streets, Narellan
  • Oran Park Library
    72 Central Avenue, Oran Park
  • Camden Civic Centre
    Cnr Mitchell and Oxley Streets, Camden

If you were unable to get a gift to the Giving Trees, you can also support the cause by donating online.