Did you know that one in seven children in Australia live in poverty? Barnardos is reaching out to the good people of Australia, to ask for a toy or monetary donation for a gift to give to disadvantaged children.
Barnardos Gifts for Kids
For many Australian children, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness. Sadly, this festive period is also a bleak time for those that don't have much.
To put things into perspective, Australians spend $748 million on unwanted gifts (based on 2012 stats). Imagine if that money could be channelled to those in need?
Barnardos Gifts for Kids a simple way to get children involved in the spirit of giving and encourage them to think about those less fortunate
This cute animated video made from real children’s drawings helps to explain the issues, and where the gifts go in a way children can understand.
Jump online with your kids, and choose a toy for a girl or boy of any age group, from babies right through to teenagers.
Alternatively, if your child is at school, encouraged him or her to speak to their teacher, and register the school for Barnardos Gifts for Kids. By doing so, your child's classmates can join in the fun and bring in gifts for donation.
In one click you and your child can donate a gift that will make a huge difference to a vulnerable child.