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+