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From your heart to theirs

Gifts from the Heart are examples of genuine items needed by children and young people in foster, kinship and residential care programs. But every child is unique – with different experiences and wishes.

So, when you buy a Gift from the Heart, the money will go towards something a child really needs and wants.

Their carer may buy a puzzle instead of a soft toy for example, if that’s what the child has set their heart on.

When the child receives the item, whatever it happens to be, they will feel like someone truly cares about them. And that someone will be you.

Buy a gift

Gifts from the Heart are all items used in our out-of-home care programs. When you buy a gift, the money will go towards something a child really needs. Whatever that something happens to be, it will make them feel truly loved.

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Pick out a gift or two

Our catalogue has everything from soft toys to books, so you can shop to your heart’s content.

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Add a card (if you like)

You can ‘gift’ your purchase to a loved one and choose a beautiful e-card for them to receive.

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Give from the heart

It’s as simple as that. Your gift will have a lasting, loving impact on a vulnerable child.

Start a fundraiser

What better way of celebrating a big occasion, than making vulnerable children feel special? Whether it’s your birthday or anniversary, simply set up your own fundraiser and invite your loved ones to give Gifts From The Heart.


Pick a date

Choose the occasion to celebrate, while having a loving, lasting impact on vulnerable children.


Set up your fundraiser

Create a fundraising page online, with a personalised gift catalogue. We will help you all the way.

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Spread the love

Share your page, then watch the loving gifts and messages come in from family and friends.

Frequently asked questions

Donations raised through gift purchases are distributed to the carers of children in out-of-home care, usually via a voucher. The carer will then purchase a gift for the child in their care, which means that the children receive a gift that they have wished for. The gift might differ from the exact gift you have purchased. For example, a child may prefer a puzzle over a soft toy.

If Berry Street raises more funds than are needed for essential items, your donation will go towards our other vital programs such as supporting children to recover from trauma or working with families impacted by family violence.

Berry Street is a member of the FIA and ACNC. You can read Berry Street’s financial statements in our annual report.

Gifts from the Heart provides gifts to children living in out-of-home care. This includes foster care, kinship care and residential care homes.

Yes! All gifts over $2 are tax-deductible.

Yes, each gift in the catalogue represents real gifts received by children living in out-of-home care. The young person’s carer will purchase a gift using a voucher. This means that the exact gift might vary from the one you purchased, depending on what a child is wishing for.

An e-card is a card that is digital and sent via email. When you select this option, you can write a personalised message during the checkout process, and it will be sent to the person you have bought a gift for. You can also select which date you would like it sent. This option is for people buying a gift on someone’s behalf, otherwise you can skip this step.

Yes, we also have cards available for you to download and print if you prefer. There are 5 designs to choose from.

You can read our disclaimer here.