2021 Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal

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.

Children's Gift Appeal


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.

3081 Angels Books

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 3081angels@bchs.org.au

Donation bins

Donations of new gifts and toys can be dropped in contactless donations bins from 1 November. They will be located at:

  • Diamond Valley Community Support, Shop 378a, Level 3, Greensborough Plaza
  • WaterMarc entrance, ground floor, 1 Flintoff Street, Greensborough
  • Rosanna Library, 72 Turnham Avenue
  • Watsonia Library, 4/6 Ibbottson Street
  • Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub, 275 Upper heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

Get involved

Volunteers support the appeal by packing and delivering parcels and collecting donations.

If you would like to volunteer, call 9435 8282 or contact volunteers@dvsupport.org.au

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 libby.mein@banyule.vic.gov.au

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