Give toys or books

Sadly, many children living in financial disadvantage will not receive a gift this Christmas.

The Smith Family’s Toy & Book appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child’s face this Christmas. Sadly, thousands of Australian kids will go without receiving a gift this holiday season simply because their families can’t afford it.

This year, with your help, The Smith Family aim to deliver over 60,000 new toys and 40,000 new books to children in need around Australia.

Our Toy & Book appeal is part of our Christmas ‘Stocking Exchange’ which provides gifts to children in need, allowing them to feel a sense of belonging this Christmas. Your generous gifts will help them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to build a better future.

Thank you for your generosity. After all, it’s only Christmas when we share it.

Toy & Book Appeal

Make a personal financial donation or fundraise

Toy & Book Appeal - Donate or fundraise

Make a personal financial donation or fundraise

 

With so many children to help we often need to purchase additional gifts particularly for age categories that are often overlooked. Your contribution helps children in need to feel a sense of belonging this Christmas. Your generous gifts will help them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to build a better future.

There are lots of ways to contribute financially. You could:

  • Make a donation on behalf of a loved one
  • Accept gold coin donations at your office or school holiday party
  • Make a personal financial donation
  • Make a donation as a Secret Santa gift

All financial contributions are tax-deductible.

 

Purchase a gift online

Toy & Book Appeal - Purchase a gift online

Purchase a gift online

Purchasing a gift online is a great way of giving at Christmas, without the hassle of shopping, storing or delivery.

Simply select a gift from our online catalogue and The Smith Family will ensure that your gift goes to a child in need this Christmas.

The Toy and Book Appeal online gift catalogue features a range of gifts matching the age, gender and interests of the children. The Smith Family team then specially selects gifts for our children to ensure that no child misses out this Christmas.

 

Host a gift collection in your community

Toy & Book Appeal - Host a gift collection

Host a gift collection in your community

Christmas is a time to share! Host a toy and book collection at your workplace, club, school or community group. It's a great way to get together to make a big contribution to thousands of disadvantaged children this Christmas.

Register online and receive your digital introduction pack to help you get your collection started.

Here are some gift suggestions if you’re struggling for ideas, and here are FAQ’s if you need more information.

Very special thanks

This Christmas, thousands of individuals and organisations will help us collect, pack and distribute Toy and Book Packs around Australia. We are so grateful for the generous in-kind support given by the following organisations. Thanks to your support we are able to brighten Christmas for thousands of Australian children.