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.

The Smith Family has a long and proud association with Christmas. The organisation was founded in 1922 when five businessmen decided to deliver toys to orphans on Christmas Eve. This year, with your help, The Smith Family aims to deliver more than 36,000 new toys and 23,500 new books to children in need around Australia.

This gesture of goodwill ensures that all Australian families can come together at Christmas to share gifts and celebrate life. The Smith Family continues to provide opportunities for disadvantaged Australians to participate fully in society and we believe that Christmas is a time when all Australians should feel they belong, regardless of circumstances.

toy and book appeal you can help

Purchase a new gift online

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Purchase a new gift online

Buying a new toy and book online is a great way to enjoy the tradition of donating toys and books at Christmas, but with the convenience of doing everything online.

You can buy a NEW toy and book from the Simply Giving website, kindly provided by ProToys, and your gift will be delivered directly to The Smith Family.

The Simply Giving online store features a range of gifts specially selected by the team at The Smith Family to best match the age and interests of the children.  Your donated toy or book will be delivered directly to The Smith Family to make sure a disadvantaged child doesn't miss out this Christmas. 

Buy a new gift online

Make a financial donation


Make a financial donation

Not sure which toy or book to buy? You can make a financial donation to the Toy & Book Appeal and 100% of your funds will be used to purchase toys and books where we don't have enough for a particular age group.

With so many children to help we often need extra support for our children aged 9-12 so that we can supply more educational gifts such as Meccano sets, Art and Craft Sets and and Science Kits.

Download the donation form or call 1800 024 069.

Download Donation Form

Register to collect or buy toys and books in your community


Register to collect or buy toys and books in your community

Get together to collect new toys and books at your workplace, club, school or with your neighbours! This a great way to get together and make a big contribution to disadvantaged children this Christmas.

You can register online and we'll send you an information pack containing everything you need to know to make your gift collection a great success.

Information packs are distributed in throughout October.  For any questions you can contact your local Toy & Book Coordinator.

Register for Gift Collection

need more information?

Not sure if the Toy & Book Appeal is right for you or your organisation?

Need more information

Not sure if the Toy & Book Appeal is right for you or your organisation?

Register online to receive more information or contact the Toy & Book Appeal Coordinator in your state:


Joy Nel
Phone: (02) 9895 1228


Debra Bryant
Phone: (03) 9473 4300


Eniko Miszti
Phone: (07) 3115 6200


Alana Grimaldi
Phone: (08) 8224 1431


Samantha Scott
Phone: (08) 9265 5522

Please note that currently NT can only accept online or financial donations for the Toy & Book Appeal.

a very special thanks

thank you

This Christmas, many thousands of individuals and organisations will help us collect, pack and distribute Toy and Book Packs around Australia. It is an enormous project - from the donation of the first toy, to the packing production lines, to the hundreds of drivers who help deliver the gifts to families in need.

All this wonderful work could not be achieved without the generous in-kind support given by the following organisations:

Adelaide Event and Exhibition Centre
Border Express
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Showgrounds
Sydney Showground
Grace Removals
Hardys Wine Storage
Mini Movers
Premier Stateliner