Wishing Tree Appeal
Brightening the lives of children, young people and families this festive season.
For many, Christmas can be hard. Often the superheroes caring for our children struggle to make Christmas a special time. Making ends meet can be difficult and it can be stressful, especially after a year like we have had in 2020.
Christmas is usually a time of excitement and joy for children and young people. But every year hundreds of local families face a Christmas about as far from what you’d want for your own family as you can possibly imagine.
You can help change this and put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas by purchasing a gift for the OzChild Christmas Wishing Tree. It’s fun, quick and easy and will help spread the joy of Christmas that every child and young person deserves!
This year our Wishing Tree Appeal will look a little different, but still have the same impact – bringing a smile to the faces of the children and young people we support on Christmas morning.
Our Wishing Tree Appeal is going online!
You will be able to purchase a gift for a child from the comfort of your couch and it will be delivered in time for Christmas morning.
In 2019 the generous support we received through our Wishing Tree Appeal allowed us to relieve the pressure of financial hardship that is felt by so many at Christmas time.
In NSW we learnt of the difference a Coles Myer voucher made to a mum escaping domestic violence who had been isolated on her property without nearby services because she was unable to afford to replace her car tyre. The voucher this mum received gave her the flexibility to replace her car tyre and purchase some presents for her children.
The Christmas gifts and hampers generously donated by participating organisations and staff do make a significant difference to the lives of so many.
An OzChild case manager was there when a young boy was gifted an EB Games voucher which he then selflessly used to buy presents for his family as well as something for himself. His father was quite emotional as this relieved some financial pressure for his family.
On behalf of the children, young people and families who have been and will continue to be touched by the generosity of the Wishing Tree Appeal, we thank everyone who shares our vision and supports our work, we could not do what we do without you!
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