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Published on 04 October 2021
Annually for over 20 years our residents and community services have gifted quality toys and vouchers to local children and families experiencing financial hardship through the Banyule Children's Gift Appeal.
In 2020, 473 local children received gifts, all thanks to community donations.
Disadvantage and financial hardship affect families in our community. Being a single parent family, having a disability or having a significant change in circumstance presents unique challenges. The summer holiday period can be stressful for families who cannot adequately provide for their children.
This year with COVID-19 having an impact on the Victorian economy – affecting jobs and income security for many families – the need for support is greater than ever before.
All money donated to the Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal will be used to purchase gifts for children under 12 and $30 gift cards for children aged 12-16.
Tax deductible donations can be made through Diamond Valley Community Support (DVCS).
Donate to the appeal
If you have any questions, call DVCS on 9435 8282.
Every year the 3081 project provides quality new books for every child under 12 who is referred to the appeal.
If you are interested in supporting this initiative, contact email@example.com
Donations of new gifts and toys can be dropped in contactless donations bins from 1 November. They will be located at:
Volunteers support the appeal by packing and delivering parcels and collecting donations.
If you would like to volunteer, call 9435 8282 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year community groups and local businesses run donation drives for the appeal.
If you would like to register your group as a participant, call 9457 9961 or contact email@example.com