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Toy & Book Appeal

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 75,000 new toys and 50,000 new books to children in need around Australia.

Our Toy & Book Appeal 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.

It's only Christmas when we share it
Want to know how the Toy & Book Appeal works or need a gift suggestion for an age group? Find out more at the Toy & Book Appeal FAQs:

Make a donation: personal or financial

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Make a donation: personal or financial

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 and 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 from our online Charity Gift Catalogue

Toy & Book Appeal - Purchase a gift online

Purchase a gift from our online Charity Gift Catalogue

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 Charity Gift Catalogue and The Smith Family will ensure that your gift goes to a child in need this Christmas.

You'll find that the The Joy Spreader Toy & Book Charity Gift Gift Catalogue features a range of gifts matching the age, gender and interests of children. The Smith Family team then specially gets the to where it's most needed, to ensure that no child misses out at Christmas.

Host a Toy & Book Gift Collection

Toy & Book Appeal - Host a gift collection

Host a Toy & Book Gift Collection

Christmas is a time to share! Host a Toy & Book Gift Collection at work, a club, school or in you community group.

It's a great way to get together and to make a big contribution to thousands of disadvantaged children this Christmas.

When you register your interest, we’ll send through all the information you need toget your Gift Collection started. We also have a heap of helpful resources, gift suggestions and hints and tips help you along the way.

Volunteer and give the gift of time

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Volunteer and give the gift of time

Thousands of volunteers help us prepare the Toy and Book Packs.

The date for applications opening for volunteering in 2019 is TBC.

Get involved in other volunteer opportunities.

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