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Christmas Appeal 2019.

Christmas morning without presents under the tree is a sad reality facing many local families this year. UnitingSA is hoping to make a difference to these families experiencing financial hardship through our annual Christmas Appeal.

Together, we hope to raise vital funds to ensure over 600 families can enjoy a meal on Christmas Day and discover presents under their tree.

Every gift, no matter how large or small, has the power to create positive change in our community.

Who does the appeal help?

  • All monetary donations are distributed to those in need in the form of gift vouchers, so that food items can be purchased for Christmas day. Many recipients are families in crisis, teenagers experiencing homelessness and older people who are financially disadvantaged.
  • Gifts are donated to families in need during the weeks leading up to Christmas. 

Donate at a Target store.

Target stores in Whyalla, Fulham Gardens and West Lakes support UnitingSA’s Christmas Appeal. You can pop a gift under their Christmas tree for a child in need or donate at the check-out.

How can I help?

There are many ways to support our Christmas Appeal:

  • Follow the instructions below to make a secure donation online.
  • Call our friendly team on: (08) 8440 2200
  • In-person at 70 Dale St, Port Adelaide
  • Send a cheque payable, along with your contact details to: UnitingSA, 70 Dale St, Port Adelaide, SA 5015

Can I make an in-kind donation?

In-kind donations such as gifts for children or non-perishable food items can be taken to our Emergency Relief Centre at 58 Dale St, Port Adelaide between 9am and 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. You can contact the centre on (08) 8440 2299.

Please remember to leave the gifts unwrapped so that parent/s or caregivers can choose a suitable gift and stocking fillers for their child.

For in-kind donations in regional areas, please contact your local UnitingSA team.

Hosting a gift collection.

Our Community Host Packs are designed to give you the tools to participate in the appeal within your own school, workplace or community group. Inside this host pack is everything you need to hold a collection, including posters and ideas for promotion.

Download the host pack here.

Download the poster here.

Download the editable poster here to include your collection point and contact details.

Don’t forget to return the gifts with a donation tally before 13 December!

Other options

There are other ways you can support our work:

Volunteer: If you’re interested in volunteering, please call (08) 8440 2200.

Sponsorship: If you’re interested in sponsoring UnitingSA, please contact us on (08) 8440 2144 to talk about how we can work together to create positive change.

To donate by phone, call (08) 8440 2200. Please have your credit card details on hand when you call.

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