Help bring Christmas cheer to Barnardos Australia’s vulnerable children and families this holiday season.

Christmas is meant to be a time of celebration, however, for many disadvantaged families this year, a festive dinner simply isn’t a possibility and the giving and receiving of gifts is an unaffordable luxury. And as the cost of living continues to add more pressure to the family budget, more and more people find themselves in need of assistance.

For many people in the community, especially those in financial hardship or living with social isolation, Christmas can be one of the toughest times of the year. Australian Mutual Bank is helping to collect items to provide some hope and joy to those who would otherwise go without.​

You can help us spread Christmas joy by donating food and other items to help make much-needed hampers for families in need this festive season. Australian Mutual Bank branches are a safe space for donations of items to be dropped off. These items will be collected and then distributed by Barnardos Australia to give to children and families in crisis.

If you would like to help, please bring as little or as much as you can from the following items:

  • Festive trinkets
  • Christmas confectionery
  • Savoury snacks
  • Biscuits, chocolate, nuts
  • Fruit mince pies and other festive foods
  • Rice, pasta, noodles
  • Tea and coffee
  • Canned food (soups, meals, vegetables, fruit)
  • Cooking supplies like oil and sugar
  • Personal hygiene items and gift packs
  • Pet food and treats

Please note: donations must be in their original packaging, unopened, and within their best before date.  All items will be distributed directly to Barnardos families.

With your support, we can help to spread Christmas cheer through the important work of Barnardos Australia.

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07 November 2022