A gift for
the 40%

Help us share kindness

Up to 40 per cent of people in residential aged care have no visitors 365 days of the year. You can share an act of kindness this Christmas by donating a gift from one of the suggestions below.

Scroll down for details about how to donate.

What gifts can I donate?

  • Toiletries packs
  • SunSmart items – bucket hats, UV protection sunglasses
  • Flameless decorative candles
  • Aftershave
  • Perfume
  • Light up magnifying mirror
  • Aroma diffuser sticks
  • Perfumed wardrobe or draw liners
  • Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
  • Clock Radio AM/FM – with larger time, date and some include weather display too
  • Retro flip clock
  • Projector style night lights for children but also work well as a present for aged care residents
  • Low vision keyboard
  • Long handled or extendable shoe horn
  • Warm flat slippers
  • Mirror and comb
  • Mirror and old style bristle brush
  • Non slip style socks
  • Cotton cardigan, navy, forest green, grey, black
  • Cotton, wool or viscose vest or sleeveless jumper – available from Kmart, Suzanne Grae, Best Less, Harris Scarfe, Big W, Target
  • Cotton jumper, soft pastels or patterned
  • Soft occasional cushion or a throw blanket
  • Small canvas art or decorative items
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Where can I donate gifts?

You can purchase any of the gifts suggested and drop them off to our Emergency Relief Centre at 58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

Donations are being accepted from now right up until Friday 23 December.

Your workplace or group can also become a Christmas Community Collector and host a collection point on our behalf.

Find out more about our Christmas Community Collector program here.

Here are just three stories of the 12,500 people we support each year.

Donate today and help us bring joy to South Australian individuals and families in need.

A young couple, both aged 19, were forced to flee their family homes with no belongings and ended up sleeping rough for months.

They are about to move into their own home together and your donation will help them purchase a toaster, kettle and new set of bed sheets.

A 51-year-old single person with no support network of family or friends is about to move into one of our affordable housing units and restart their life.

Following a long history of domestic violence and with no personal belongings since escaping over a year ago, your donation will help with essential items such as furniture, a microwave and comfy quilt.

A mum of two has found herself unemployed after escaping domestic violence and is starting the long process of rebuilding her life. She desperately wants to give her children the happy Christmas they dream of.

Your donation can help ensure each of her children receive a gift and stocking fillers, as well as a grocery voucher to help feed the family on Christmas Day.

Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something.

UnitingSA relies on the generosity of donors to help deliver innovative programs and support for people in need across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

“WSE do an outstanding job…the level of productivity is exceptional. It’s the energy that the team has, they are happy and it translates into great results”.

David Thompson,
Area Manager, Storage King (SA)

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