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. In fact, our first ever act, the one that brought The Smith Family into being, was a group of businessmen doing what they could do to address poverty. In 1922, five Australian businessmen decided to spread the joy of Christmas by taking gifts to the children at the local orphanage. When they asked who the children should thank, the men modestly chose anonymity. “Smith. We are all Smiths.” A concept - and a family - was born.

Today, we know that education is the best way out of disadvantage. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to to become their best. With the support of programs, these kids will fit in and belong at school, so that they can concentrate on learning and unlock their potential. Today, there are 1.1m Australian children and young people living in poverty.1 Last year we helped more than 127,424 Australian children and their families.

This range of gifts don’t contribute more unnecessary stuff to the world. They’re fun, they do good things and they’re perfect for someone that thinks like you. They are 100% tax deductible and perfect for last minute gifts for far-away recipients.

You - and the person receiving your gift - will not only be spreading the joy, but know you’ve made a real difference to a child in need.

All proceeds from our online shop will help Australian children in need reach their potential.

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 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 allow 14 days for all printed cards and merchandise to be delivered.

Shop the range of Joyspreader Charity Gifts

Ready to Read

Ready to Read

Reading takes children to new and amazing places. Our Let’s Read program helps families share the joy of reading with young children, improving their literacy to become school-ready.

This Joyspreader charity gift provides a family with a resource pack containing books, reading tips and a recommended reading list so parents can help children develop literacy skills, and fall in love with reading.

Ready to Read - $20

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC17
No Card required: XGDN17

1-2-3 Numeracy

Numeracy is a vital part of education - without it, children lack the ability to make sense of their world. Our innovative Let’s Count program helps parents develop numeracy skills in their children using everyday situations.

This Joyspreader charity gift provides a child with a Let’s Count pack filled with children’s numeracy games and parents tip sheets to help everyone experience the amazing world of numbers.

1-2-3 Numeracy - $25

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC13
No Card required: XGDN13

Create a Connection

Create a Connection

Often, disadvantaged children do not have a support network to guide them when considering their working future. Our iTrack program provides mentors who help a young person navigate the difficult terrain of study and a career

This Joyspreader charity gift provides students with access to a secure online chat site to regularly communicate with their mentors in a safe environment over two school terms.

Create a Connection - $30

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC18
No Card required: XGDN18

Links to Learning

Learning can be overwhelming for some disadvantaged children, affecting their confidence and ability to fit in with their classmates at school. With access to targeted learning resources these children can blossom, improve their confidence and begin to enjoy learning.

This Joyspreader charity gift helps children access resources used at our Learning Clubs. Here children receive help with their homework and educational support from volunteer tutors.

Links to Learning - $35

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC19
No Card required: XGDN19

Sponsor a Child for One Month

Sponsor a Child for One Month

When your family is unable to bring home regular income, the priority is paying for food and utility bills. School expenses are a challenge for financially disadvantaged families. By sponsoring a disadvantaged student for one month, this Joyspreader charity gift contributes to the basics like a school bag, proper uniform or the schoolbooks a child needs for their education.

Sponsor a Child for One Month - $48

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC20
No Card required: XGDN20

It Takes Two

Children who struggle with reading easily fall behind. Our student2student program pairs these young students with a similarly-aged reading buddy to help improve their literacy skills. The trained buddy provides advice and encouragement as the pair work together every week reading the same book. This Joyspreader charity gift helps train reading buddies and buys new books for the library.

It Takes Two - $50

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC03
No Card required: XGDN03

Sharing Christmas Joy

Joyspreader - Sharing Christmas 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

Fast Tracking Careers

Joyspreaders Fast track

Fast Tracking Careers

Disadvantaged young people struggling at school can lack aspiration and encouragement to explore future career options. This Joyspreader charity gift helps a young person participate in our Work Inspirations program - a modern version of traditional work experience that provides young people with a positive and inspiring introduction to the world of work, which can help change their thinking and broaden their horizons.

Fast Tracking Careers - $85

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC02
No Card required: XGDN02

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

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 help them navigate the difficult terrain of study and career. This Joyspreader charity gift pairs a student with a positive role model who offers a friendly ear and practical experience.

Licence to Mentor - $150

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC08
No Card required: XGDN08

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

Sponsor a Child for Two Terms

Joyspreader - Sponsor a Child for Two Terms

Sponsor a Child for Two Terms

In a family struggling with financial disadvantage, money goes on food, rent and bills. Being able to afford school uniforms, textbooks or excursions for their children can be impossible. Through no fault of their own, these children miss out and feel isolated. Purchase this gift to sponsor a disadvantaged child for two terms and provide them with the basics they need for their education.

Sponsor a Child for Two Terms - $288

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC21
No Card required: XGDN21

The Learning Game

All students need help with their homework, but some struggle to keep up through no fault of their own. And once behind, it’s very hard to catch up. This Joyspreader charity gift helps run our out-of-school Learning Clubs - where students receive help and encouragement with their learning development from trained tutors in a safe learning environment.

The Learning Game - $500

Product Code
Printed Card: XGDC12
No Card required: XGDN12

Bridging the Digital Divide

Joyspreaders - Bridging the digital divide

Bridging the Digital Divide

Many disadvantaged families have no computer or internet access so performing tasks that most of us take for granted is almost impossible. Students need computers to do their homework, and parents use one to find work and stay connected to the community. This Joyspreader charity gift helps provide a family with a refurbished computer, internet access, training and on-going technical support.

Bridging the Digital Divide - $1000

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.
  • Please allow up to 14 days for printed cards and merchandise to be delivered.
  • 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.

1 ACOSS & SPRC (2016) Poverty in Australia, 2016, Australian Council of Social Services, Sydney.