Christmas is a time for giving, and it’s a great opportunity to teach children to give to the less fortunate in our community. If this is something you’re considering for your family this year, Buggybuddys has a list of charities around Perth collecting everything from gift vouchers to good quality used toys and clothing.
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation
Online sales and donations
Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official fundraising body for Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH), Western Australia’s only specialist children’s hospital.
Since the Foundation was first established in 1998, we have raised more than $28 million to fund life-saving research and capital projects. We have also funded close to a quarter of the equipment currently used by the hospital.
These incredible results for thousands of sick and injured children are made possible by the ongoing support of the generous Western Australian community.
Thank you for ‘caring for kids’ and for helping to give them a brighter future.
How can you help?
You can purchase some charity Christmas cards. Alternatively, why not purchase a gift via the Perth Children’s Hospital Fondation giftshop? Items include toys, books, educational learning items, art supplies, and even Christmas themed scrubs for the healthcare worker in your life.
Also, look out for Perth Christmas Lights displays who are collecting donations for PCH this year.
Saturday, 9 December, from 9am
Sir Ross McLarty Park, Pinjarra
Christmas Charity Bike Ride departing Sir Ross McLarty Oval Pinjarra riding through Mandurah to the Western Foreshore where there will be plenty of fun for the whole family.
Saturday, 9 December and Sunday, 10 December, from 9am
Commencing in Capel, ride via Augusta to Busselton
December 9th & 10th, with the main event being on the 10th of December!
Optional Ride To Augusta on the 9th/12
– Meeting at The Capel Park Carpark 1:45pm, we invite the Capel Community to come down to join in –
Motorcycle display & Ice Cream van
We Welcome the Capel community down to join us from 2pm – 3pm
Heading for NANNUP via
Capel Tutunup Rd & Vasse HWY
Fuel Stop in Nannup 3:45pm – 4pm
& then onto the AUGUSTA HOTEL arriving just after 5pm
+61 8 9758 1944 – Mention you are with the Salvos South West Toy Ride for a discount on accommodation!
The Original Augusta To Busselton Toy Ride.
Last year we had around 200 motorcycles and raised over $16k in cash donations & a van full of toys for families and children in need at Christmas, can we top it this year?!
EVERYONE WELCOME on both days!
Perth Special Children’s Christmas Parties
Saturday, 12 November
The aim of the Special Children’s Christmas Party is to provide in excess of 2,000 children from all over the region with a day they will never forget.
The children come from four major groups: Children who may be seriously ill, intellectually or physically impaired and also the underprivileged. The Party is not open to the public but to all Sponsors and the children and their families. We are expecting approximately 3,000 – 4,000 people.
We put on a free day including lunch, drinks, fruit, lollies, ice creams and chips and a three hour live stage show. Other entertainment for the children includes face painting, rides, interactive displays and much more.
Of course no Christmas party is complete without Santa Claus! Each child will receive at least two or three high quality presents.
This is the 27th anniversary of the Party and we want to make it one of the best day’s ever for these brave children.
About Volunteering for the Party:
Your role for the day will be co-ordinated by your Activity Supervisor (to whom you will report to after registering and signing in).
We encourage you to be flexible and exercise initiative during the busy 4 hours of this event.
We appreciate, value and depend heavily on all volunteers turning up on the day.
To learn more, head to the website.
Wanneroo Christmas Day Lunch
Sunday, 25 December
Operation Sunshine WA
Drop off points available Perth-wide
- choose a size and gender and create a full Sunshine Pack
- purchase items to go in a Sunshine Pack (brand new items only-list in photos on Facebook post)
- make a cash donation and we will do the shopping for you
- start a collection at work, with friends or family
Drop off point in Malaga or message the page for more options
Little Things for Tiny Tots
Drop off points available Perth-wide
Not just Christmas but all year round, Little Things for Tiny Tots collects for families in need with a new baby.
“We believe all babies deserve an equal start to life. Sadly, some families can’t afford essential items for their newborn baby.
Our charity distributes new and pre-loved essential baby items to Perth families in need. We provide a box of “little things” that assist a family to care for their baby in the first few weeks of life containing items such as clothing, blankets, nappies, wipes, toys and books. We distribute our New Baby Boxes via existing support services and government agencies and do not give boxes directly to families or individuals. We operate out of our homes and are all volunteers. We rely on the generosity and support of our local community to help Perth babies and their families. Little Things for Tiny Tots is registered with the Australian Charity and Non-Profits Commission and has a Western Australian Charitable Collection License.”
Follow their Facebook page or check their website for more information, collection/drop off locations to donate your pre-loved or new baby goods you no longer need, and how you can volunteer to assist with packing boxes for new families. Volunteers accompanied by their children are always welcome.
The Smith Family’s Toy and Book Appeal is an absolute highlight on our annual event calendar. Together, we can help bring joy to Australian children at Christmas. Children who may otherwise miss out on opening a gift, simply because their families can’t afford it.
You may not know that in the past few years due to COVID restrictions, The Smith Family has not run the physical activation of our Toy and Book Appeal nationwide. Instead, eligible families around Australia received digital e-vouchers for their children participating in Learning for Life. This year’s Toy and Book activity (2023) will again see digital vouchers rolled out to eligible families nationally.
December 2023 will be the last time the Smith Family Toys and Books Appeal runs, with resources being invested in other ways from 2024 onward. Read more information on this here.
Perth Christmas Lunch in the Park by Mission Australia
Register or donate online
Bringing hope, compassion and celebration to Perth’s most marginalised and disadvantaged people this Christmas.
Can you help us to make a difference this Christmas?
Donate a Plate: From just $35 you can give someone the joy of Christmas lunch shared in the company of others.
Make a Donation: Your support will help us to make a difference this Christmas.
Volunteer: Approximate 1200 people are expected to attend in 2023. For many, without the event, they simply would not be able to celebrate Christmas. The event relies on a team of over 300 volunteers to make it happen. Register your details to be kept up to date about volunteering at the 2023 event.
Give a Feed by FoodBank WA
Tens of thousands of West Australian families will struggle to put food on the table this Christmas.
Hunger is a growing crisis in Western Australia with at least half a million people struggling to afford enough food to eat in the past year. Sadly more than 100,000 are children.
In 2023 Give A Feed has set a goal of providing 3,000 Give A Feed Christmas Hampers to West Australian families in need so they can celebrate Christmas and not go hungry.
Your kind donation of $30 will provide a Give A Feed Christmas hamper filled with festive food for a family of four to enjoy on Christmas day. Our hampers are packed by volunteers and distributed by Foodbank WA to ensure they reach those who are most vulnerable in our community.
To reach our target we ask for your generous support, please Give A Feed today and help us share the Christmas spirit.
It’s easy to Give A Feed to a family in need this Christmas.
Choose how you want to make your donation.
1. You can donate to Give A Feed personally.
– You will receive a receipt and a Give A Feed certificate of appreciation.
2. You can Gift A Feed and donate on behalf of someone else.
– The person you are donating on behalf of will receive an email containing a message from you that a donation has been made on their behalf as a gift to them, plus a personalised Give A Feed certificate of appreciation explaining that their gift has helped feed a WA family in need.
100% of the purchase price of each hamper goes directly to Foodbank WA and are fully tax deductible.
Christmas on the Streets (COTS)
Online sales and donations
Christmas on the Streets, also known as COTS, is a not-for-profit organisation supporting men and women experiencing homelessness.
COTS is a grassroot movement which offers companionship, food, clothing, sanitary products, gifts and essential items to individuals and communities that are in need. The COTS movement strives towards breaking the stigma surrounding those who have found themselves in unfortunate circumstances and reminds whoever they encounter that they are unconditionally loved, important and worthy.
Christmas on the Streets came to fruition in Melbourne, Australia in December 2016. Although seeds were being planted in the hearts of the founder for years prior to the establishment, COTS began “by accident” as a one-off event.
Christmas on the Streets has since spread across the country to Perth and Sydney, and around the world, spreading love and compassion to those in need.
HOW DOES MY PURCHASE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Purchasing COTS apparel is a donation.
Every $150 helps feed 20 men and women who call the streets home.
Your COTS apparel is so much more than just a hoodie.
It ensures that those in need, in our very own backyard, do not go to sleep hungry or cold.
Every purchase makes a difference.
Path of Hope – Perth Rotary
Donate in-store at locations around Perth
Path of Hope is an approach that mobilises the organisational capacity of Rotarians to support The Salvation Army’s agencies and services that provide safety and empowerment to women and their children escaping Family and Domestic .
100% Volunteer organisation, a Perth Rotary Project supported by Rotarians and Friends of Rotary, locally, nationally and internationally. Together with our community we raise much needed awareness about Healthy Relationships, Family Violence and much needed funds to The Salvation Army together with our local community.
Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
This December, support women and children who are displaced by family & domestic violence by donating a gift this Christmas.
· Unopened Items only
· Gift cards acceptable
· Gifts for women and children of all ages
· Gift wrapping not required
Co-ordinator: Helen Leach E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0419173692
Zonta House Perth
Donate online or drop off a hamper to Willetton
Can you support Zonta House this Christmas spread the joy?
Zonta House cannot continually provide the level of support and gifts to the women and their families each Christmas without the generosity of so many of our supporters and donors – each and every one of you are so appreciated!
All donations are gifted to women and their families in our refuges, transitional housing and to those who have moved into their own safe and stable accommodation.
All items to be new and unwrapped for safety and suitability reasons
Please note: Everyday toiletries, sanitary items and cleaning products are not required during this period. Are you in a position to arrange a collection at your workplace, community group or with your friends and family? We would love to hear from you.
Please email email@example.com to discuss coordination of your donation or for any questions and queries on what items to donate.
Alternatively, you can also donate online here either financially as a one-off or a monthly donation, or via Containers for Change.
We appreciate each and every one of our supporters and donors, we cannot make Christmas magical for the women in our services without your help.
No Limits Perth Inc.
Donate online or volunteer your time
We believe that by helping the less fortunate, victims of domestic violence, vulnerable families and children, the elderly, those affected by fire, new comers & those just doing it tough, No Limits Perth can make the difference.
We providing essential items such as food hampers, pre-loved furniture, toiletries & other basic essentials. Contact us online to arrange donations.
Our aim is to help equip and empower you to keep your faith and give you hope to believe for a brighter future.
Thank you SO much in advance – we are always truly grateful for your help!
Drop off in Manning or donate online
Using your caring hands to donate to Southcare means we can continue the essential work we have been doing since 1982.
Donations have a direct impact on improving the lives of our most vulnerable:
- Vouchers so families can buy food or clothing, under the supervision of our Financial Counsellor and Emergency Relief teams
- Pay bills and living expenses (e.g. accommodation costs, medical fees, utility accounts) to assist customers’ with debit, with the approval of our Financial Counsellor
- Access to services that are not available through regular funded programs meeting individuals needs in a sensitive and consultative manner
- Support to those who are disadvantaged by age, sickness, handicap, unemployment, poverty, social or familial stress or other circumstances and assist them to increase their control of the circumstances in which they find themselves;
- Culturally appropriate and sensitive services for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse people in the community to develop their knowledge, confidence and skills
Last year we helped 1,446 people with community support, 1,108 customers with in-home care, 948 people with emergency relief, and waived more than $30,000 of debt for those in financial crisis.
Thank you for using your caring hands to make a difference to someone’s life and to the community.
How can you contribute?
If you would like to contribute to Southcare, whether it is in appreciation for our work or because you want to help us to continue to make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of people we help each year, we always welcome.
Thank you for your interest in donating clothes and household goods to our Mankara Op Shop. Through the sale of your donated items we are able to continue to make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of people we help each year. Your financial support enables us to provide emergency relief services. This service is managed by Duncan Edgar our Financial Counsellor who holds a degree in Social Work and is an accredited Financial Counsellor with over 26 years’ experience. When a client is assessed we did not give them cash, we provide the following based on their determined need:
- Provision of vouchers of a fixed value for the purchase of food
- Provision of vouchers of a fixed value for the purchase of household goods or clothing from the Southcare Opportunity Shop
- Assistance with an outstanding account (e.g. accommodation costs, medical expenses, utility accounts). Southcare pays the account of their behalf
Financial donations can be made online here.
Please note: any donations above $2 are tax deductable.
We are always looking for people with caring hands and golden hearts to work with us as a volunteer. This is a role that lets you give so much and gives you so much back. You can volunteer in our op shop, in emergency relief, in the office or running social programs.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to the community. If you are interested to find out more, Southcare can be contacted on 08 6117 3050.
Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal
Donate online or instore
A little thought can go a long way
Give to the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal
Australia celebrates 36 years of the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal! Kmart along with The Salvation Army are coming together for the 36th year to help support those doing it tough at Christmas and beyond. We encourage you to embrace the spirit of giving this year by supporting the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal. You can do this by making a cash contribution in store, online, or by giving a gift in store. The Appeal will run from Monday 13th November to 24 December 2023.
- Monetary contributions by scanning a Wishing Tree tag at any Kmart store register
- Online donations via scanning a QR code in store
- A new gift tag to avoid unnecessarily handling of donated gifts (with no need to write the age category on gifts)
- Engaging the little ones at home with Christmas arts and crafts activities now on our website
If you require any additional information or have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Christmas Child
Drop off points available Perth-wide
“Operation Christmas Child: Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child and join our happy band of volunteers reaching children in poverty with gift-filled shoeboxes and the Good News of Jesus Christ. There is a role for you!”
Pack a shoe box or host a packing party and pack many shoeboxes with gifts for a child in need. Gifts can be as simple as something to wear, something to love, something to play with, something for hygiene or something for school. Find drop off locations for your shoebox. Alternatively, make a financial donation to Samaritans Purse.
The Ruah Centre
Your generosity makes all the difference!
Ruah is grateful to our many partners, supporters, donors and volunteers who are helping us win the fight against homelessness and family violence in Western Australia. Together we are helping to shift the dial on community attitudes to poverty and mental illness.
Your generous contribution makes it possible for us to:
- provide relief for people in desperate need – those who are sleeping rough and don’t have a home
- protect women and children who are escaping family and domestic violence and help them find a safe place to live
- create opportunity and pathways so people struggling with mental illness and life crisis can have a better future
- treat every client individually with support that is integrated, holistic, culturally appropriate and just right for them
- develop real solutions to wicked problems through innovation, collaboration and solid research
- drive social change to end the violence, homelessness and discrimination that costs our community so dearly
- make Western Australia a richer, fairer and happier place for all of us to live.
Donations can be made online.
Donations of physical goods such as food, clothes and hygiene items was available via the Northbridge centre. Please contact the centre before donating to ensure physical donated goods can be used on either email@example.com or 13 7424.
Fostering Hope Australia Inc.
Drop off available in Wangara
For more information or to donate, please join their closed Facebook group here or message an admin.
Starick is a domestic violence refuge that accepts donations of clothing, household items, toys, art and craft materials, toiletry packs, Christmas and Mother’s Day gifts and linen.
You could support us by helping arrange special gifts for our families at special times.
This list shows you some of the incredibly generous donations of new goods made by corporate organisations, community groups and individuals over the years.
These goods directly benefit the families in our refuges and transitional homes.
Perhaps there’s something on this list you’d like to donate?
- Christmas gifts for each member of a family in our transitional homes.
- Movie vouchers.
- Christmas trees.
- A leg of ham for each of the families in our transitional homes for their Christmas celebrations.
- A table tennis table for one of our refuges.
- An extensive selection of scrapbooking items for the children’s program in our refuges.
- Individually fitted new bras for our refuge clients.
- Christmas gifts specific to each woman and child in our refuges.
- Christmas cakes.
- Food parcels for the families.
To make a donation, contact the centre on 9478 5300 or see the website for more information. Financial donations can be made online.
Share The Dignity – It’s In The Bag
Drop off available across Perth, or donate online
Fill a handbag with essential items to give a little bit of love to someone in need this Christmas.
Each November, Share the Dignity collects and distributes handbags with items that are both essential and gifts to those in need across the country to make Christmas special.
The bags are dropped off at Bunnings by generous Aussies, such as yourself, and are distributed to 3,000 Australian charities that have registered with Share the Dignity. These charities then hand out your donated bags to people in need for Christmas. For 2023, collections points for bag donations will be open at every Bunnings store across Australia from from Friday 10 – Sunday 26 November, 2023.
Can’t make it to Bunnings? You can still help someone in need by sponsoring a bag online.
You can pack an adult, teen or mum and bub bag to help someone in need this Christmas. Each bag has a different list of essentials you can find online.
By putting together an It’s in the Bag you’re making Christmas brighter for someone in a domestic violence refuge.
Read on for more information!
Clutterbugs collects unwanted items and distributes them to those in need and the organisations that support them in the Perth region.
We know what it’s like to be on the verge of losing everything. Many people today are not lucky enough to have the help and support of family, and just need a helping hand to get them through the tough times. If enough people care and are willing to share, we can make a difference together.
We have a long track record of distributing tonnes of blankets, clothing and many other items to organisations. This also saves your once loved items from a grisly end and tries to place them where they’re most needed. Every type of clothing from uniforms, jackets, socks & jocks through to blankets and linen can all be collected.
What Is Needed?
- Toys, games, puzzles and children’s books (new items until further notice)
- Books – Christian only (no magazines, textbooks or fiction)
- Gaming Systems
- Computers, Phones, Ipads
- Non-perishable food items (In date)
- Medical & First Aid Supplies
- Jewellery (any condition)
- Spectacles, Sunglasses and cases
- DVDs, CDs and computer games
- Pet toys, food and beds
- Craft Items
As long as the supply of donations continues to come in, we will be able to help those who need it most.
To organise a donation, contact the centre on 0417 177 260 or see the website for more information.
Barnardos Australia Kids Christmas Toy Appeal
This year you can help share the joy of giving. Your gift will give the thousands of children and young people in our care, some of whom have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness, a chance to receive a gift for the very first time on Christmas Day.
By giving a cash gift, we ensure that your donation will go towards something the children and young people really want and need this year.
How can you can help?
Drop off available at 195 Lord Street, East Perth
Pregnancy Assistance is a Not for Profit Organisation that supports pregnant women and new mums in difficult and challenging circumstances all year round.
They provide both emotional and practical support. They also offer counselling for women (and men) impacted by pregnancy loss. Their services are free and confidential.
Your monetary donation makes a difference!
Pregnancy Assistance Inc. solely relies on private donations. We are an ACNC registered charity and all monetary donations above $2 are fully tax deductible. Your generous support gives life and changes lives for the better.
We gratefully accept the following items :
CLOTHING & BABY GOODS
- New and good quality 2nd hand baby clothes size 00000-0
- Baby formula (*Please check the use-by date*)
- Nappies for newborn, infant, crawler (*disposable*)
- Baby wipes
- Bottles, teats, dummies (all new please)
- Baby bath supplies
- Bedding for cot, bassinet (sheets / blankets)
- Maternity clothes
- Pampering items for mum / books / magazines
- Baby baths
- Car seats (Baby Capsule). Has to have the Australian Standard Sticker AS/NZS 1754 and must be less than 10 years old.
Bassinets always in need please!
Are you looking for a good home for the bassinet you used for your precious (now grown-up) children?
Good quality, used bassinets literally fly out of our doors!
Pop round to 195 Lord Street, East Perth any time Mon to Fri between 10am & 3pm and our kettle is always ready so we can share a cup of tea. THANKS!!
FREE PARKING OFF BREWER STREET
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