The Barnardos Gifts for Kids Christmas Gift Appeal gives thousands of disadvantaged Australian children the opportunity to open a present on Christmas Day.

This year we are hoping to receive 10,000 presents for the children in our specialised 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 have a lasting impact on these children’s lives.

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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You can help by holding a toy drive. We will be accepting new and unwrapped gifts from October 1st. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.

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

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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: giftsforkids@barnardos.org.au 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 giftsforkids@barnardos.org.au or call 02 9218 2417.

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