1. Please only donate new items. Sadly, the gift you donate may be the only present someone receives this Christmas. We know Christmas isn’t only about receiving gifts, but this is one way we can help families feel special. Your nearest Family Store or Salvos Store will gladly receive your good quality pre- loved gifts.
2. We gratefully accept gift vouchers. They are ideal gifts for teenagers – and we are always short of gifts for teenagers – and also give a parent who is struggling the joy of purchasing a gift for their child’s unique personality and interests.
3. Please consider older age groups when donating gifts. Every year we are overwhelmed with gifts for younger children but always run out of gifts for teenagers and parents.
4. Please do not wrap gifts. This allows parents the dignity of choosing gifts for their child from among the donations and also gives them the special experience of wrapping gifts for their child. Feel free to include some wrapping paper or a gift bag for parents to use, and Kuwaii will be donating a bulk amount of wrapping paper to the drive too!
The Brunswick Salvation Army has specifically requested the below items that they are in need of for Christmas:
— Toys for young children. We would love to encourage you to donate educational toys, wooden toys or books and avoid plastic where possible!
— Any gift cards to a local department store or supermarket
— Non perishable food
We have also put together some other gift ideas below:
Gift Vouchers — such as movie, sporting, electronic, Netflix, iTunes
Activities — such as books, games, art and crafts, instruments and stationary
Accessories — such as backpacks, jewellery, make-up and self care, hats and handbags
Outdoor Equipment — such as beach accessories, gym gear, soccer balls, skateboards, helmets, camping equipment and bicycles
Electronics — such as console games, hair dryers and straighteners, MP3 players, headphones and cameras