Thanks to our generous supporters for gifting so much joy last Christmas
10,360 toys and gift cards
Over $25,000 worth of
gift cards donated
20% increase in gift
support from 2020
Barnardos Gifts for Kids toy appeal
This year you can help share the joy of giving again.
We are hoping to receive 10,000 presents for the children in our programs, some of whom have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness and do not normally get the chance to receive Christmas gifts.
Your gift donation will gives thousands of disadvantaged Australian children the opportunity to open a present on Christmas Day.
There are 3 ways you can help
Pick a gift online
Make a donation
Send in a gift card
Set up a Gifts for Kids online page
It’s simple and easy, a perfect way for businesses, community groups, schools and families to set up their own Gifts for Kids Gift Appeal online donation page.
The page allows you to have the ability to see how many charity gifts you have managed to donate as a group for Barnardos.
Gift for Kids FAQs
Gifts for Kids is an annual appeal run by Barnardos Australia, with the aim to deliver at least one Christmas gift to over 10,000 children and young people that are in our services and care. This initiative invites organisations, schools, community groups, volunteers, and individuals to donate cash and gifts online. All donations help Barnardos Australia provide critical and practical support for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and families during the holiday period to give them a brighter future.
For many kids, the festive season is not a time of happiness or celebration and sadly many never get to experience this as a family gathering, let alone the joy of receiving and unwrapping a present. By supporting Barnardos Gifts for Kids, you will be sharing in the true spirit of the festive season, the joy of giving children in need a better future. By helping to make this time of year a special celebration for children and young people in our care, the simple act of giving makes a difference to those that are in disadvantaged communities. Your donations help those in need develop life skills, essential learning and will impact future generations. Children and teens facing homelessness, poverty, neglect and abuse need your help.
You can donate a gift, through our online platform or by making a cash donation or purchase and send in a gift card for the teenagers and young people in our care. Gift cards suitable for this age group include: JB HIFI, Rebel, Kmart, Target, Events Cinema, EB Games, Apple. We ask that gift cards are a minimum of $30. Please email email@example.com for further details.
In 2020, our annual Gifts for Kids campaign went online. In previous years we offered the possibility of donating a physical gift however we are no longer able to accommodate this due to storage and sorting facilities. Donating online makes the process easier for you the donor and Barnardos staff with logistics and spacing requirements.
The delivery of gifts to our centres will follow the highest levels of COVID-19 safety. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you will support this year’s campaign.
There are two ways to become involved:
Our preferred option is Number 1. By choosing a gift online, this ensures that the gift you choose goes to the centre and program that has made that particular request. All gifts online have been pre-selected by our Centre Managers, they know our kids the best!
The appeal runs from mid October 2021 until Friday 24 December 2021. Our aim is to have the majority of our deliveries take place through December. With deliveries commencing to our centres from mid-November.
The gifts available online are selected by our Centre staff for the kids in our care.
If you are choosing to purchase and send in a gift card for the teenagers and young people in our care. Gift cards suitable for this age group include: JB HIFI, Rebel, Kmart, Target, Events Cinema, EB Games, Apple. We ask that gift cards are a minimum of $30. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
By donating cash online, you are enabling us to buy the gifts our centre managers have requested. It also allows us to purchase vouchers that can also be used throughout the year for special events, like birthdays or special achievements at school or in sport. It also means that we can maximise the number of children we can support. Purchasing gifts on-line are pre-selected by our Centres, and this also helps minimise our costs of sorting, packing and delivering the gifts from our storage facility. By purchasing gifts online, they are shipped directly to the centre by our partner, Simply Giving.
Your tax deductible donation helps provide disadvantaged kids, families and communities around Australia a joyful Christmas and creates the healthier future that every child deserves.