OzChild Christmas Wishing Tree

Give the gift of joy to some of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

Christmas is usually a time of excitement and joy for children. But every year hundreds of local children face a Christmas about as far from what you’d want for your own child as you can possibly imagine.

But you can help change this and give them the joy every child deserves this Christmas by buying a present for the OzChild Christmas Wishing Tree.

Buy a gift to brighten a child’s Christmas morning.

Every year OzChild collaborates with local schools, businesses, clubs and individuals to collect Christmas gifts for children in need. Buying a gift to brighten a child’s Christmas morning is one way to give them a break, to help them feel valued, loved and safe.

We collect presents for the following children in our care:

  • Children in our foster and kinship care programs
  • Children from our low-income families
  • Struggling families supported by our programs

How it works

1. Get in touch

Email: online@ozchild.org.au or call 03 9695 2251 to order your gift tags.

2. Purchase a gift

Purchase a gift for the child or family described on the gift tag.

3. Arrange pickup or delivery 

Leave the gift unwrapped or in clear wrapping (with the tag attached) and call us to arrange pick-up or delivery.

Christmas food hampers

Many families often find it a struggle to make ends meet, especially during the Festive season. That’s why we’re expanding our Wishing Tree Appeal to include Christmas food hampers. If you can buy a couple of extra items every time you do a grocery shop to put together a food hamper, you will be helping bring to joy of Christmas to families in need.

Other ways you can help

Buy a gift online

Prefer to buy a gift online? Visit our Simply Giving online platform to make a purchase.

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Want to give beyond your gift?

Make a donation to OzChild’s vulnerable and at-risk children. Donate here.

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We appreciate all helping hands. Download the A3 print ready poster to help promote the appeal.