Give the Gift of Hope this Festive Season | THE SALVATION ARMY

Give the Gift of Hope this Festive Season

It has been another difficult year – even more so for those already experiencing hardship. Here are some ways you can help us make sure we leave no one in need this Christmas.

Make Christmas brighter by fundraising together online and provide tangible Christmas support to those who truly need it this year.

The Spirit of Christmas is about kindness, family, generosity and sharing. It’s about love and everything that Christmas means to each of us personally, deep in our hearts. And right now, as Christmas draws near, that spirit has never been more important. More people than ever before are really struggling.

Make Wishes come true, by fundraising and donating Christmas gifts. Share the true Spirit of Christmas with people experiencing hardship and injustice.

Together, we can ensure we leave no one in need.

Host a food or gift drive
Share the gift of hope this Christmas – organise a food or gift drive to collect and drop off Christmas joy to your nearest local Salvos Centre (where permissible)

It has been another difficult year for communities across Australia. And as Christmas approaches – it is becoming increasingly clear that many Australians are going to struggle to have even a modest celebration.

We all know Christmas is a time for joy. But for those doing it tough – it is often challenging, heartbreaking and isolating. Last Christmas, The Salvation Army provided around 64,000 hampers as well as 26,000 gifts to individuals and families in need. As cost of living increases continue to impact communities across the country, your support is more important now than ever. By collecting and donating food or gifts, you can help us make sure we leave no one in need this festive season.

How to host a food or gift drive
Organising a food or gift drive is a great way to share the festive spirit with those doing it tough. Follow the steps listed below:

1. Register your drive using the form on our website –
2. Read our giving guidelines to find out how and what you can donate
3. Download our free posters and resources to plan and promote your drive
4. Find your nearest drop off location

Donate to the Christmas Appeal
Many Aussie families might not have Christmas this year. Your donation will help keep Christmas alive for a struggling family who are facing real hardship.

Keep Christmas alive for a struggling family, before it slips away.

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer this Christmas
You can support The Salvation Army by volunteering your time. Volunteering is an invitation to demonstrate care for others in our local communities; it is the everyday embodiment of love in action. It takes an army of volunteers to provide and enable practical care, and we would love your help this Christmas.

Schools and Education Providers
This festive season, there are opportunities for your students to get involved such as putting hampers together, hosting food and gift drives and fundraising. Activities can be done by individual students, small teams, family groups or as a whole of class activity.