​​​​Bags of Joy 2020

Our annual Boxes of Joy campaign has a new look this year - becoming Bags of Joy! The campaign is now in its sixth year, providing gifts at Christmas time for children and young people experiencing disadvantage. 

We're appealing to the generosity of the community for donations to fill Bags 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.

As we receive many requests from agencies for gifts for teenagers (ages 12-18yrs) - small personal items for older children and teens are especially appreciated.

Donations needed!

Items should be new, and small enough to fit in a large gift bag - no food or perishable items please!

Drop donations in by Friday 4th December 2020 to:

The Y Ballarat, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat. 
Open 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday

or at Ballarat Libaries in Sebastopol, Wendouree and central Ballarat.

Examples of items to go in the gift bags:

Older Children/Teens (12 - 18 years) 

  • 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
  • frisbees
  • 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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