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Toys and/or food donations

Choose a secure/supervised location where donations can be collected safely. To make your collection spot extra special, why not decorate it! You might like to set up a Christmas tree and decorate a collection box. We can supply posters. Encourage your staff to donate:

Food: non-perishable, preferably with a long storage date, that can be used by families over the Christmas and New Year period.

Unwrapped  gifts: The reason we request unwrapped presents is to allow parents to personally select suitable gifts for their children. This is a more dignified way of allocating gifts and for this reason we do not supply children’s names. If you are really stuck for an idea or pushed for time, you may wish to supply some wrapping paper to allow parents to wrap the gifts themselves.

Gift vouchers: What a great idea! They’re perfect because of their flexibility. They’re an ideal gift for older children and adults, or for a parent who doesn't want to miss out on the joy of purchasing their child a Christmas gift directly from the store.

Soft toys: We receive an abundance of soft toys so we ask that wherever possible you refrain from donating soft toys.

Our aim is to provide a gift (or gifts) to the value of $30 per child. Listed below are the age groups for which gifts are most urgently required this year. Smaller gifts are also gladly accepted, as they will be grouped together to make up the value of $30.

Babies: 0-12 months, safe toys (no rattles), bunny rugs, feeder sets, etc.
Toddlers: 1-3 years, safe toys
Boys and Girls: Age 12+

Child with Christmas Present

Thank you for your interest in helping the Salvos to help others this Christmas. To help you we have put together the following suggestions on how you can make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in our community.

Register for this year’s Christmas Appeal now!

Financial donations

Many organisations arrange private fundraising events, eg. barbecue lunches, casual dress days, to raise money for the Christmas Appeal or take up collections around the office to donate to the Salvos. We will be happy to assist you by providing posters and collection tins if they are required. Tax deductible receipts for gifts over $2 are available.

Financial donations can be made online, via our call centre 13SALVOS (13 72 58) or by contacting us.

Collection

Once you have registered, our representative will call you to organise pickup/drop off arrangements well ahead of time – the earlier the better – to ensure that donations are available for collection by the second Friday in December. This will allow plenty of time for distribution.Please call the office on 03 8878 2364 to organise the best time for pickup.

Enjoy!
As you celebrate the festive season with family and friends, know that an Australian family is having a much brighter Christmas because of your thoughtfulness and generosity.

For further information or to register please contact:

VIC: Kris Ryan
       03 8878 2364
       kristina.ryan@aus.salvationarmy.org

SA: Wendy Dunlop
       08 8408 6939
       wendy.dunlop@aus.salvationarmy.org

WA: Nigel Pitkin
      
08 9260 9597
       nigel.pitkin@aus.salvationarmy.org

TAS: Sarah Davidson
        03 6228 8414
        sarah davidson@aus.salvationarmy.org

NT:   Sarah Roberts
        08 8944 6005 
        sarah.roberts@aus.salvationarmy.org 

NSW, QLD, ACT:   
        Jess Lucas 
        02 9266 9585
        jess.lucas@aue.salvationarmy.org