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Festive Season Appeal 2021

November 17, 2021

Emerge needs your help to make this festive season a special one for every child we support. A festive season where they can relax and feel a tiny bit spoilt, just for a day. And one where their mums can enjoy watching their kids smile and laugh.

This last year has been a difficult one for everyone. The lockdowns and the fear of COVID-19 together with the reality of picking up lives which have been torn apart by family violence have bought little cheer.

We can change that through the act of giving.

Our festive appeal focuses on children of all ages who are living in our accommodation or are supported through our outreach programs.

We are hoping you can either donate vouchers or buy new toys that we can gift to mums to give to their children. Your gift will mean mums will have one less thing to worry about, and won’t also have to make the choice between buying food or presents.

Vouchers are a wonderful gift that allow families the flexibility to buy what they need.

And toys bring a world of joy to all children, regardless of age. We have some suggestions here and request that you do not wrap the gifts. This allows us to allocate gifts appropriately.

Baby to 24 months – five children in all

  • Cuddly toys
  • Picture books
  • Blocks
  • Activity rugs
  • Kids gift cards – Australia Post or Coles Myer

Two to four year olds – 26 children in all

  • Picture books
  • Toys
  • Crayons and activity books
  • Cooking play sets
  • Building blocks
  • Child bikes
  • Kids gift cards – Australia Post or Coles Myer

Five to 7 year olds – 26 children in all

  • Simple board games
  • Crayola/ arts/ craft/ painting kits
  • Simple jigsaws
  • Books
  • Sticker sets
  • Child bikes
  • Kids gift cards – Australia Post or Coles Myer

Eight to 12 year olds – 41 children in all

  • Books
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Sports equipment – football, basketball and hoop
  • Child bikes
  • Kids gift cards – Australia Post or Coles Myer

Adults gift cards       

  • Coles Myer or Westfield

All vouchers and toys are need to be at our office by 10 December to allow time for delivery in time for Christmas. Please ring us on 8657 8622 for the address.

We know that it takes a community to spread joy this festive season.

We encourage you to give a little and help a lot.

Thank you for being part of our community.

With warm wishes,

Paula and the Emerge team


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