Share the joy of giving

Help Barnardos give 10,000 presents to disadvantaged Australian children.


Barnardos Gifts for Kids
Christmas toy appeal

This year 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 have presents at Christmas.

Your gift donation will gives thousands of disadvantaged Australian children the opportunity to open a present on Christmas Day.

strip There are 2 ways you can help

Pick a gift online

We have a range of popular gifts to suit children of different ages. Simply choose your gift, and we’ll deliver it to a child in need this Christmas

Make a donation

Thousands of children depend on our services every day. Your donation will help ensure they have the long-term care and support they need

To find out more information on how your organisation or school can help with our Barnardos Gifts for Kids Christmas Gift Appeal

strip 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 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 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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

Please feel free to donate to a gift of your choice from the online platform. All the gifts available online are selected by our Centre Managers for the kids in our care.

Something to bear in mind is children aged 0-2 and teenagers tend to be the two groups that are the last to receive gifts.

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.

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