Share the Joy

Through Barnardos Gifts for Kids Christmas Appeal your organisation, school or community group can help make Christmas the best day of the year for thousands of disadvantaged Australian children. 

The gifts donated will go to children in our programs, many of whom have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. Your participation in Gifts for Kids will make sure every child in our care has a gift to unwrap on Christmas day.   

There are 3 ways you can help.



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.

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Hold a toy drive. We will be accepting new and unwrapped gifts from 8th October. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.

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Thousands of children depends on our services every year. Your donation will help provide them with the joy of gifts this Christmas.  

Donate today

Business, community groups and families can set up their own Gifts for Kids online page.

Business will be able to add their logo and the ability to see how many gifts they have managed to raise as a group for Barnardos.

Email to request your page setup.

Get involved this Christmas and be a volunteer!

If you would like to volunteer your time we need help in our storage facility to help sort and pack gifts for our centres, or if you have your own car and would like to be part of our pick-up and delivery crew, please send an email to: and outline how you would like to become involved.  We do ask that if you would like to be one of our Santa ‘packers’ that you are fit and healthy as there is a bit of lifting and packing to do!

Contact us

To find out more information on how your organisation or school can help with our Barnardos Gifts for Kids Christmas Gift Appeal please email our team at or call 02 9218 2417.

Or you can check out our frequently asked questions FAQ's here.