Barnardos Buddy FAQs

Barnardos Buddies

Thank you for giving vulnerable Aussie kids the chance at a brighter future!

As a Barnardos Buddy, you are sending a powerful message to the world: that you stand against child abuse and neglect, and that you believe in creating a brighter future for children through your recurring gift.

All children deserve to grow up safe and nurtured, but sadly, for too many kids in our care this is not the reality. But thanks to your generosity and kindness, these kids can access tailored and ongoing support for as long as they need – helping them to heal, recover and thrive.

Below are some questions that you might have about your ongoing donations as a Barnardos Buddy, we hope you find the information helpful.


As a Barnardos Buddy, you are a part of our most dedicated group of supporters helping vulnerable children through your recurring donation.

As a Buddy, you get to follow real-life stories of children in our care so you can see the direct and life-changing impact of your generosity. The stories of the specific children you will read about represent thousands of other children in Barnardos programs, which your generous donations will help support.

When you sign up, you can choose if you would like to follow the real-life journey of a boy or a girl in our care. You will then receive information about this child and regular updates on their progress. However, to protect the children’s privacy, we are not able to share real names or photos. You will also receive communications on the work you’re helping make possible across our many programs including safety and prevention, and wraparound services.

The specific child whose story you are following is representative of the thousands of other vulnerable children in our care. Whilst you will receive updates about one child, your generous recurring donation will go towards helping all children in our care, prioritising where the need is greatest.

We are so grateful for your support, as the children that come to our care often do so with little possessions to call their own. If you would like to send a present, please feel free to mail it to our Head Office and we will distribute it to a child who needs it most. Otherwise, you can also give through our Gifts for Kids program.

With more than 45,000 children unable to live with their parents in Australia, our work is very important, and we never want to leave a child behind. Due to the trauma of abuse and neglect, the journey to recovery is often complex and can take a long time. Your recurring donation will enable these vulnerable children to continue accessing vital and life-changing services, ensuring they have the best chance at a brighter future.

If your circumstances change and you are no longer in a position to donate, please call our Donor Care Team on 1800 061 000 and we’d be happy to help you.

We’re always happy to hear from you, so please feel free to call our Donor Care Team on 1800 061 000 or email

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