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Help a child to thrive

Give the gift of a big, bright future

The demand for Berry Street services is increasing and, sadly, more and more children are being impacted by violence in the home. This means we need to provide safe homes to an increasing number of children who have experienced severe trauma and abuse.

Children often come into our care with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. They can feel scared and very alone.

These children need warmth, love and nurturing care to help them recover from the trauma they have suffered.

Together, we can help give them a big, bright future.

Give a special gift to help a child thrive.

Amy
Help nurture children like Lucas
The gift of giving

Help nurture children like Lucas

Every night, Lucas* curled up into a ball under his blanket, the threat of violence keeping him frozen still.

Regular exposure to violence has made Lucas shrink away, to avoid being seen or heard in an attempt to protect himself from further pain.

All Lucas could focus on at home was staying safe. He didn’t have anywhere to play or an adult role model to teach him about healthy relationships and behaviour. He didn’t have the space to develop any interests or passions.

So, in every sense, Lucas didn’t have the basics that every child needs to grow and thrive.

With warm and loving support from his carers, Lucas has started to recover from the trauma he had suffered and regain his trust in adults. He has discovered a passion for gardening and enjoys tending to the flowers - it makes him feel calmer and more connected to the world around him.

For children like Lucas who are recovering from trauma, a special gift can help nurture them to grow and thrive.

What to buy

Most needed gifts

 

Something to Cuddle: A Soft Toy

Something to cuddle: A Teddy Bear

$20
Stationery and Books

Ready to Learn: Stationery and Books

$30
Sweet Dreams: Pyjamas and a Blanket

Sweet Dreams: Pyjamas and a Blanket

$40
Full Pantry: A Christmas Hamper

Full Pantry: A Hamper

$100
How it works

Your gift will help a child to thrive

Step 1

Choose a gift from our catalogue.

Step 2

Choose whether to give a gift yourself or on behalf of a friend or loved one. You can let them know through a personalised email or printable gift card.

Step 3

Purchase your gifts.

Step 4

Your gift will help a child in need and help us continue our important work with children, young people and families.