Give Love this Christmas
It’s hard to believe, but while Australians spent a massive $25 billion last Christmas, 1 in 6 of our children live below the poverty line.
While many of us with gather with loved ones again this year to share treats, give gifts and enjoy the festive season, this is not the reality for the three million Australians and their children.
Food insecurity and rising housing and power costs have seen more and more families on the brink of, or experiencing, homelessness.
Over the past 3 years, Baptist Care SA’s Toy Appeal has seen a staggering 150% increase in need.
How can you help?
This year Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre will once again be transformed into a Christmas cave.
We invite you to donate to the Toy Appeal and give a Christmas gift to a child living in poverty.
Your gift is a wonderful and practical way to share the love of God with children whose families are desperately struggling.
“It’s a practical expression that blesses people’s souls,” says Inner City Manager, Stefano Tocci. “A special Christmas gift lights up a child’s face – no matter what they’re going through.
Like the first Christmas, it’s about giving freely, with no expectation of getting something in return.”
New unwrapped gifts (to the value of $40) can be delivered to our Inner City Reception, 11-19 Millers Court, Adelaide before Monday 9 December 2018.
If you would prefer to donate money towards a gift, please visit baptistcaresa.secure.force.com and select ‘Christmas Toy Appeal’ from the dropdown menu by Friday 13 December.
The toys will be distributed to the children from 16-18 December.
0-2yo Bath toys, books with sound buttons, squeaky toys
3-5yo Large cars, dolls, pop out books
6-8yo Action figures, games, soccer balls, cricket sets
9-12yo Games, footballs, basketballs
13-15yo Deodorant packs (no spray cans please), make-up, purses, wallets
Gift vouchers (e.g. Westfield, JB HiFi, etc)
“Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Thank you for
your generosity, and wishing you a blessed and merry Christmas.
 2018 Poverty in Australia Report, Australian Council of Social Services & University of NSW