Christmas Appeal
Show families a brighter christmas

About our Christmas Appeal.

Each year we partner with UnitingCare Australia and Target stores to collect gifts and monetary donations to help individuals, families and children in need at Christmas time.

Rising utility and living costs, stagnant wage growth, an increasingly casualised workforce, and a lack of affordable housing means more people are in need of our assistance than ever before.

Our requests for emergency relief hampers and financial assistance have risen by over 15% in the past year alone, while the number of people supported through our homelessness services has increased by one third.

Our 2018 Christmas Appeal is your opportunity to make a real difference.

Your donation will give hope to South Australians battling tough times by:

  • Giving gifts to kids who would otherwise go without
  • Delivering food vouchers to families struggling to afford basic meals
  • Providing clothing, toiletries and bedding to those struck by crisis

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


How can I donate?

There are many ways to make a tax-deductible donation:

  • 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

If you would like your donation to go towards a specific program or service, please let us know. All general donations from November until the end of the year will go to our Christmas Appeal. 

Can I donate a gift?

In-kind donations, such as unwrapped gifts and non-perishable food items, are gratefully accepted by our Emergency Relief Centre at 58 Dale St, Port Adelaide between the hours of 9am and 1:30pm, Monday to Friday. You can contact the centre on (08) 8440 2299.

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

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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Leave gifts or bequests and help us support the wider community.


“WSE are very professional, they work with our teams and demonstrate amazing respect and dignity to our residents. The standard of cleaning is brilliant, they are always well presented and get on with delivering a great job.”

Peter Badenoch,
Hotel Services Manager, UnitingSA Aged Care