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Give the gift of a big, bright future

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

 

Sweet Dreams: Pyjamas and a Blanket

Sweet Dreams: Pyjamas and a Blanket

$40
Something to Cuddle: A Soft Toy

Something to cuddle: A Teddy Bear

$20
Something to keep me warm: Winter Coat

Something to keep me warm: Winter Coat

$50
Something to help me sleep: A Nightlight

Something to help me sleep: A Nightlight

$15
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.

Berry Street. Protecting Victorian Children for over 140 Years

Our work started back in 1877, with the Berry Street Babies’ Home – a place of refuge for abandoned children. 

Berry Street has grown into one of Australia’s larger independent child and family services organisation. 

Last year we helped nearly 20,000 vulnerable children and families who have suffered from abuse, neglect and violence. We continue to help those who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse.

About Berry Street

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my gift change lives?

When you buy a gift through our online gift catalogue, you are helping a child to thrive. Whether you gift a teddy bear, a bed or a coat, you are helping us continue our important work supporting children, young people and families recover from the effects of violence, abuse and neglect.

The gift items featured in the catalogue represent typical items that children in our care may need and receive, as all children’s needs are different. This means your donation will be used to best meet the specific needs of the children and young people we care for. When you buy a gift you are helping support Berry Street’s programs and services. Find out more about our work.

Will I receive at tax deductible receipt for my donation?

Yes all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and a receipt will be emailed to you upon completion of your transaction. 

How does the Berry Street online gift catalogue work?

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 vulnerable children and young people.