Donate a toy
Christmas can be a difficult time for those in need, especially when it comes to gifts. Brighten up a child's Christmas by donating a toy.
Donating a toy online is not only convenient and easy but it also reduces The Salvation Army’s distribution expenses, meaning more money is available to help others. All toys on the Simply Giving site have been carefully selected by The Salvation Army ensuring children get presents that best suit their age and interests.
At your office/school/community group
If you are collecting gifts for The Salvation Army this Christmas, please remember these simple guidelines:
- Please leave gifts unwrapped as this allows parents to personally select suitable gifts for their children. This is a more effective and dignified way of allocating gifts.
- Please only donate brand new gifts. Sadly, the gift you donate might be the only present a child receives this Christmas, so we try our best to ensure each child receives a gift that is ‘brand new’.
- Consider a gift voucher, they’re an ideal gift for older children, teenagers and adults. Alternatively, a gift voucher means a parent who is struggling to make ends meet doesn’t have to miss out on the joy of purchasing their child a gift direct from the store.
- Other suggestions: brand new sporting equipment, DVDs, puzzles and games, art and craft packs and clothing.
- To arrange pick up of donated items or to locate your closest drop off point, please contact your local Salvos
Kmart Wishing Tree
The Salvation Army has partnered with Kmart again this year to bring joy to children’s lives around Australia, making Christmas brighter for thousands of families in need.
The 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal will run from November 16 until Christmas Eve. In 2014, the Appeal successfully collected more than 390,000 gifts nationally.
This year AHL are also proudly supporting The Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal. Donations may be left under the Christmas Tree in any Event Cinemas, Greater Union or BCC Cinemas, Rydges Hotel & Resorts, QT Hotels & Resorts, Atura Hotels and Thredbo.
You can also donate a $30 Movie Gift card and $40 Movie value will be sent direct to The Salvation Army for distribution.