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Give the gift of joy to a child in need

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Over 10,000 Victorian children can’t live safely at home because of violence, abuse and neglect. Thousands more children are expected to enter out-of-home care as a result of COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, vulnerable families were facing breaking point and the number of children in our care was skyrocketing.

So many of the children who come into Berry Street’s care have never experienced a happy Christmas. In fact, Christmas Day can be one of the scariest days of the year for them, when family violence flares up.

Your support is urgently needed to help Victoria’s most vulnerable children and young people experience the magic of Christmas. Buy a gift today and bring joy to a child in need.

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Established 140 years ago, Berry Street is one of Australia’s largest independent family service organisations. We support thousands of children and young people in out-of-home care and with specialist services to help them recover from the effects of trauma. Each year, we give Christmas hope to those in our care to make them feel special, loved and deserving.

The gifts in our online catalogue are examples of popular items and experiences that children and young people in our care wish for at Christmas. Your generous donation allows our dedicated staff and carers to buy the perfect Christmas present for the children in their care.

Whether you’re buying gifts in lieu for Kris Kringle, donating on behalf of your family or because, after another difficult year, it feels more important than ever to spread festive joy – know that buying a gift will help give hope to children and young people in need this Christmas.

Names have been changed in the interest of privacy. Photos posed by models.

What to buy

Most needed gifts

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Something from Santa: A Personalised Gift

$35
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Festive Comfort: Pyjamas and a Soft Toy

$40
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Special Surprise: Children's Hamper

$100
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Christmas Memories: Bundle of Joy

$300
How it works

Buy a gift and give joy this Christmas

Step 1

Choose a gift from our catalogue.

Step 2

Add the gift to your basket. If this is on behalf of a friend or loved one, you can send them a personalised email or print them a card.

Step 3

Purchase your gifts.

Step 4

Your gift will help give a child hope this Christmas.