Joyspreader Charity Gifts

Give something truly thoughtful this Christmas

They say it’s the thought that counts, yet putting a thought into action is what really changes lives. Indeed, it was a simple act in 1922 that brought The Smith Family into being. Five Australian businessmen decided to spread the joy of Christmas by taking gifts to the children at the local orphanage. When the orphanage asked who the children should thank, the men modestly chose anonymity. “Smith” they replied. “We are all Smiths.” A concept… and a family… was born.

Our range of gifts doesn’t add more needless stuff to the world. They’re fun, useful and perfect for someone that thinks like you. They’re 100% tax deductible and the ideal gift at the last minute for someone far away.

You and your gift recipient will both spread the joy. More importantly you’ll know you’ve made a difference to a child in need. All proceeds from our online shop will help
Australian children in need reach their potential through education.

How Joyspreader Charity Gifts work

All proceeds from our online shop will help kids in need reach their potential by supporting real learning programs and resources that help thousands of disadvantaged children make the most of their education and their future.

To purchase a Joyspreader Charity Gift you firstly select from our range of products.  Each product focuses on a specific area of support for a child - everything from maths to music.  Next you select the type of card that you would like to send your recipient.  You can choose from:

  • eCard: a virtual card will be sent via email to the recipient
  • Download: a printable card will sent to you via email to print on your home printer and give to your recipient
  • Mail card to me: a printed card is sent via the post to you to then give to your recipient
  • No card: you will just receive your tax receipt as acknowledgment of your generous support


How to order a gift

Joyspreaders gift ideas

How to order a gift

To make Christmas a little less stressful we offer three different ways you can order a Joyspreader Charity Gift.  Whatever is easier for you!

1. Online

Using our secure Online Store you can place an order online, eCards and Downloadable Cards are available online only.

2. Via phone

You can call our Supporter Care Team on 1800 024 069.  They are available to take your call Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

3. Via our Joyspreader Charity Gifts 2015 Catalogue

By completing the Order Form in the back of your catalogue and returning to us via the reply paid self addressed envelope.  Just make sure you allow enough time for us to receive your mail.

Please note all phone and mail orders must be received by 14th December, 2015.

Shop the range of Joyspreader Charity Gifts

Fast Tracking Careers

Joyspreaders Fast track

Fast Tracking Careers

Moving on from school to join the workforce is hard at the best of times. But for disadvantaged young people, it can be an ever bigger challenge. This gift puts students in touch with professional business and trades-people who can help them make the right career choices. Whether the students are potential nurses or graphic designers, electricians or chefs, our mentors pass on vital skills for successful job seeking and interviews.

This Joyspreader helps young people create their own job futures.

Fast Tracking Careers - $25

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC02
No Card required: XGDN02

It Takes Two

For children who struggle with reading, it’s easy to fall behind. The Smith Family’s student2student program puts primary and early secondary students back on the right path. This gift helps us identify children who need support and pairs them with a similarly-aged reading buddy who’s been specially trained to help improve literacy skills. The buddy makes two or three twenty-minute calls to the student every week, providing advice and encouragement as the duo reads the same book.

Your Joyspreader trains these buddy mentors and buys new books for the library.

It Takes Two - $35

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC03
No Card required: XGDN03

Sharing Christmas Joy

Joyspreaders Sharing Xmas Joy

Sharing Christmas Joy

For too many disadvantaged families, Christmas presents are a luxury they can’t afford. That makes Christmas a tough time for children in these households, especially when all they see around them is the excitement of their friends and neighbours.

In the tradition of The Smith Family Joyspreaders, this is a wonderful gift for a child – the joy of having their own toys and books to open on Christmas Day.

Sharing Christmas Joy - $50

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC04
No Card required: XGDN04

State of the Art

When money is tight, creativity is often forced to take a back seat. This gift gives disadvantaged children the opportunity to discover and put their creativity to use, increasing their self-belief. They will delight in art workshops and creative courses, unleashing potential and building confidence as they go.

Your Joyspreader will help disadvantaged Australian children increase their confidence and develop talents through tapping into their creative abilities.

State of the Art - $65

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC05
No Card required: XGDN05

Licence to Mentor

Joyspreaders Licence to mentor

Licence to Mentor

The best person to show you the way out of a maze, is someone who’s been through it themselves. For a disadvantaged student, there’s nothing like a mentor who can pass on the benefit of their own know-how on the difficult terrain of study and career.

This Joyspreader pairs a student with a positive role model who offers the friendly ear and practical experience young people need as they weigh up their paths to the future.

Licence to Mentor - $85

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC08
No Card required: XGDN08

Building Aspirations

Education can enable a better future for all children and none more so than disadvantaged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Your Joyspreader helps to keep these students motivated at school and give them a sense of belonging by providing them with the support they need.

Pairing students with mentors and strong role models gives them extra support and importantly, the knowledge that someone cares and is on their side. The leadership skills they gain are life-changing.

Building Aspirations - $100

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC07
No Card required: XGDN07

Sponsor a Child for One Term

Joyspreaders Sponsor a child for a term

Sponsor a Child for One Term

When your family is not able to bring home regular income, the priority will be affording food and utility bills. School expenses can be a challenge for financially disadvantaged families.

By sponsoring a disadvantaged student for a term, this Joyspreader provides them with the things they need for school so they can make the most of their education.

Sponsor a Child for One Term - $144

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC06
No Card required: XGDN06

School Essentials Pack

School is a tough place for a student who stands out from the crowd for all the wrong reasons. This Joyspreader helps disadvantaged children fit in by providing the essentials that most children take for granted. For these students, proper stationery, sports gear and the ability to go on excursions with their classmates are priceless.

Your gift will allow children to concentrate on their education, not worry about being the odd one out.

School Essentials Pack - $200

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC09
No Card required: XGDN09

Bridging the Digital Divide

Joyspreaders - Bridging the digital divide

Bridging the Digital Divide

Imagine life with no computer. Without access to a computer and the internet these days, you’re lost. It’s the way we all live our lives – students use computers to do their homework, parents find jobs and stay connected to the community. But in many disadvantaged homes, with no computer and no online access, performing tasks that most of us take for granted is almost impossible.

This Joyspreader helps disadvantaged families stay in touch and access vital services by helping pay for a reconditioned computer, broadband, training and on-going support at home. Changing lives, one byte at a time.

Bridging the Digital Divide - $500

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC10
No Card required: XGDN10

The fine print

Joyspreaders are tax deductible

These gifts, rather than going to a particular child, will fund The Smith Family programs supporting Australian children as they move towards a better future. If we have enough support for a program at any time, gifts will go towards the program with the greatest need.
•   We’ll send your tax deductible receipt in the mail.
•   Printed cards may take up to 7 days to be delivered.
•   Orders must be received by 10 December 2015 to be delivered by Christmas.
•   Prices include postage and handling within Australia.
•   Orders can only be shipped within Australia.

If you have any further questions please call our Supporter Care Team on 1800 024 069.