​​​​Boxes of Joy 2018

To help us brighten Christmas time for disadvantaged children and young people we will be appealing for donations to fill "Boxes of Joy". These will be distributed with the help of local agencies to those who might otherwise not receive any gifts during the festive season.

Donations needed!

Items should be new, small enough to fit in a shoe box and encourage play, activity, wellbeing or interaction. As we receive many requests from agencies for gifts for teenagers - small personal items for older children and teens are especially appeciated. No food or perishable items please.

Drop donations in by 5th December 2018 to:

​Ballarat YMCA, 7 Lyons St North, Ballarat ort
Delacombe Community Hub, 16 Nandiriog Drive, Delacombe

Examples of items to go in the boxes:

Older Children/Teens

  • personal products for teenagers and young people such as: soaps, deodorants, toothbrushes and paste
  • notepads, small stationery items
  • ear​​phones
  • sports socks​​​
  • small gift vouchers/cards
  • books

Younger Children

  • skipping ropes
  • balls - tennis or small bouncy balls
  • play dough
  • elastics, hair accessories
  • balloons, bubble wands
  • playing cards - UNO etc
  • puzzles and stickers
  • Textas, crayons, pencils
  • notepads, small stationery items
  • baby toys and products


Thank you!


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