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Host a food or gift drive

Thanks for your interest in hosting a food or gift drive. Registrations have now closed in order to manage logistics in time for distribution.

You can still visit Wishes to participate in providing gifts this Christmas for someone in need.

3. Promote your food or gift drive

Once you are all ready to collect, make sure your family, friends and local community know that you are hosting a food or gift drive. Use the resources provided below to promote your drive.

 Click the items on the left to view and download resouces for your food or gift drive

Gift drive

Food drive

Promote your food drive with these posters and food suggestions.

Download Food Drive poster

Download Food Drive guidelines


Social media

Promote your gift drive on social media with these images!

Download Food Drive Image
Download Gift Drive Image
Download Christmas Event Image

Gift tag

Add some gift tags to your presents to let us know who your gift is for! (Please do not gift wrap)

Download Gift Tags


4. Find a drop-off location

Once you have completed your collections, find a drop-off point to donate your goods. Due to COVID-19, many of our locations are operating differently to normal. Please call your local centre before visiting to ensure it is open and accepting donations.

(Salvos Stores do not accept food/gift donations)

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