Wishes Gift Catalogue
WishesHow it works
How it works
Choose your gifts
You'll find a beautiful range of ideas to relieve suffering in our community. Explore Wishes gifts and add them to your shopping cart.
Your life-changing gift delivered
Through your generosity and kindness we will deliver practical assistance to vulnerable people in our community.
Most of us take it for granted, but there are families all over Australia who go without a traditional Christmas lunch. Your gift will give an Aussie family a great feed with all the trimmings this Christmas.
Give a family that has lost everything because of COVID-19, a beautiful Christmas hamper brimming with all the treats and staples they're wishing for this Christmas.
Christmas for a Mum & Child
A mother and child who have escaped family violence feel fearful and alone. Your gift will give them a warm and welcoming seat at the table in a Salvos shelter for a joyous Christmas meal.
Sharing our love of Jesus and spreading hope and joy to all, this is the true meaning of Christmas. As St Paul wrote to the Galatians... “Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all...” In this spirit, your Wonderful Bundle will deliver a selection of gifts from this catalogue to someone who needs it. And you'll receive a Wishes Card for each gift!
Christmas Pressie for a Child
There's a child out there wishing and wishing that Santa pays a visit on Christmas Eve. Mum and dad know it's not happening this year. But your gift can turn that all around. Make the joy happen!
Give a struggling mum who's just had a Christmas baby, a special hamper of baby goodies. From bottles and nappies to bibs and wipes and much, much more.
Santa Stocking for a Child
When mum and dad have next to nothing, Christmas stockings don't get a look in. But you can make sure a boy or girl gets one stuffed with small gifts on Christmas morning.
New Year, New Hope
Isolation is a terrible thing at Christmas. And even more so with COVID-19 restrictions. Your gift will give an elderly person living alone a special visit from a caring Salvo as soon as we can. A visit in the New Year, to bring new hope.
Family Day Out
For many families we work with, taking a summer holiday this year will simply be too hard, and 'staying home' will have to go on. Your gift today will make a family's wish of a day out together come true, and give Mum, Dad and the children a treasured memory for life.
Back to School Breakfast
In the last weeks of summer holidays, many Aussie parents start to worry as school expenses mount up. With little left over, families struggle to put food on the table. In fact, one in 5 children miss breakfast each day before school. Your gift of breakfast will fill a tummy and help a child learn.
Cup of Kindness
A hearty cup of soup for someone who's homeless this Christmas.
COVID Care Family Hamper
Give a family a safety hamper including sanitiser, face masks and wipes to help keep COVID at bay.
Give someone living on the streets a hygiene street pack with essentials like socks and undies.
Call of Care
A kind and caring phone call to an elderly person who's all alone on Christmas Day.
Escape Kit for a Mum and Child
Toiletries and other essentials for a mother and child escaping domestic violence.
Financial Crisis Impact Gift
5 Christmas hampers for 5 struggling families.
Fund a Doorways Caseworker for a Year
When someone like Justin emerges from a financial crisis, it takes time to rebuild. Your gift will provide someone like him with a full year of monthly one-on-one Doorways Casework Sessions. During the course of the program, the person you help will develop and implement a plan to overcome financial hardship and work towards independence. You'll give them the resilience to survive, and to build a better future.
100 Christmas Hampers for 100 Struggling Families
All over Australia, there are families who have lost everything because of COVID-19. Many are struggling to pay rent, put food on the table and have any kind of Christmas for their children. With this exceptional gift you can provide 100 Christmas hampers brimming with all kinds of Christmas treats and staples, to 100 struggling families this Christmas. What a wonderful thing to do.
Domestic Violence Impact Gift
48 hrs of safety for a woman escaping violence.
Give a Mum and Child Refuge for a Week
The most dangerous day in the life of woman trapped in a violent relationship is the day she leaves. It takes courage and determination to walk out, but without a safe place to stay, many women and their children become homeless. With this gift, you will give a mother and her child a safe place to stay. A full week of safety in a Salvos refuge for women. The impact your gift has for a mother and her child is life changing. It gives them courage and brings them hope.
Give a Woman a Safe Home for 3 Months
After years living in constant fear, years of physical, emotional and psychological abuse, a woman needs time. Time to recover from the trauma. Time to heal. Time to rebuild a sense of who she is and what a life of independence holds. Your gift will do just this for a woman escaping violence this Christmas. Not only will you be providing her with a safe home, you'll also be providing her with ongoing support from people who really care.
Disadvantaged Youth Impact Gift
A community meal for 50 isolated people.
Give a Young Person a Fresh Start in Life
Vocational training is the key to a bright future for many young people – but the realities of life in an increasingly harsh world are taking their toll. Your gift will fund a vocational course for one semester for a young person who has become disengaged. You'll give them a reason to re-connect, renewed hope for the future, and a lifetime of new opportunities.
Fund a 3-Day Youth Camp for 40 Young People
Prevention is better than cure, so keeping young peoples' heads in the game is of paramount importance. But that's taken a huge knock in a year when many young people have been separated from friends and school. Your gift will send 40 young people on a 3-day youth recreation camp. You'll create stronger support bonds and positive memories for kids who've had an especially rough year.
Homelessness Impact Gift
Home ‘set-up' package for someone who's homeless.
Help a Family Overcome Homelessness
Your gift will help a family like Ellie's escape a life of homelessness and move into secure housing. You'll also provide them with the kind of ongoing support they will need to build and sustain financial stability and resilience over the coming year - all under the wing of a Salvos Outreach Caseworker. A family's wish of a new beginning filled with opportunity and hope is an incredible Christmas gift that is truly lasting.
Give Someone Who's Homeless a Home
Social distancing restrictions have put an enormous pressure on all our crisis accommodation centres. And we urgently need to move more people into long-term housing. Your gift will provide six months of stable accommodation and meals in a safe environment to someone who is currently homeless. You'll give them a home, plus the wraparound care they need to rebuild their life.
Strengthening Communities Impact Gift
Back to school ‘kit-out' for a disadvantaged child.
Financial Resilience Workshops for 10 People
This life-changing gift will provide 10 struggling people from disadvantaged communities a wonderful start to the New Year. Your Financial Capability Workshops will give people new skills to overcome hardship and build financial resilience. They can also be delivered remotely if need be, due to COVID-19 social distancing or movement restrictions.
Fund a Year of Kid's Activities at a Salvos Community Centre
Communities begin with children. So providing young parents in disadvantaged communities with safe places for child focused activities is incredibly important. This amazing gift will provide a full year of fun, activity based community support for children and their families through a Salvos Community Centre. Our sense of community has struggled this year, and it has hit disadvantaged neighbourhoods hardest. Your gift will bring it back in 2021.
Crisis Response Impact Gift
Lunch for an Emergency Crew of 60.
Help a Family Who've Lost Everything to Bushfires
With bushfires becoming a terrifying fact of life for a great many Australians, this is a special opportunity for you to show solidarity with a family who has lost everything. Your gift will provide one family with Rural Assistance Packages to help get them back on their feet after their devastating loss.
Buy 2,000 Emergency Workers a Well-Earned Lunch
We've all witnessed the heroism and extraordinary commitment Australian Emergency Workers have shown in response to crises like COVID-19 and rural bushfires. Your wonderful gift will provide 2,000 emergency workers a much needed meal to sustain them while they are responding to a disaster. And will also enable us to do so while maintaining social distancing and hygiene measures.
Each 'Wishes' gift represents the type of help provided by The Salvation Army to children, elderly, families and the lonely. The costs are approximate and may vary across states and over time. Support from 'Wishes' will contribute to the Christmas Appeal and its allocation will be determined by Salvos working on the front line.