​​​​Boxes of Joy 2019

After another successful campaign last year and interest from the community, we are again assembling "Boxes of Joy" to help brighten Christmas time for young people experiencing disadvantage.

We're appealing to the generosity of the community for donations to fill the boxes. 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 Thursday 5th December 2019 to:

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

Examples of items to go in the boxes:

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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