This Christmas, with your help, we hope to provide toys to over 4,500 kids who would otherwise miss out

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Variety UnBox Joy Xmas Appeal

UnBox Joy with Your Gift Today

Each year, thousands of children miss out on the simple joy of a present under the tree on Christmas morning.

This Christmas, with your help, we hope to provide toys to over 4,500 kids in need. Each gift bag costs an average of $54.

We want this gift to be as special as possible.
That’s why you’ll also be able to add a message of joy and hope that will be written in a card and attached to your gift to a child. Your message will also fill our virtual tree with toys for joy!

Pictured Bryce receiving his gifts last Christmas

  • John just donated $50
  • Sumana just donated $100
  • Bhavin just donated $54
  • Jessica just donated $320
  • Alma just donated $180
  • Nerida just donated $56.97
  • Kristy just donated $112
  • Hendra just donated $52.75
  • Benjamin just donated $105.50
  • David just donated $56.97
  • Kathryn just donated $30
  • Janice just donated $150
  • David just donated $56.97
  • David just donated $56.97
  • Marg just donated $105.50
  • Subhashni just donated $31.65
  • Terry just donated $520
  • Anne just donated $75
  • Teresa just donated $50
  • Vincent just donated $250


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Choose your gift on our Unbox Joy donation page 

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Leave a message

Write a Christmas message to a child or dedicate your gift to a child you know

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Unbox Joy! Your gift & message will be delivered to a child in need this Christmas

Your Impact

Here are a few examples of the kids and families you will be helping with your gift today.
For Tommy and his family, there is no Christmas shopping, no gift under the tree. But, thanks to supporters like you, Tommy received a gift last year.

We can’t tell you how much this meant to a young boy who was still adapting to living with his grandfather after his mum died tragically, six months prior.

Heartbreakingly, Tommy’s father also died two years ago.

His grandfather, who is now his solo caretaker, is on a pension with nothing left over for the little things that make Christmas magical. After a big adjustment period for Tommy and his Granddad, the gifts provided by our donors brought them a moment of much-needed joy.

The Jones Family

The Jones* family, who received gifts last year, had just welcomed their fifth child, Noah, last November. The father was out of work at the time, despite trying hard to find employment, and their eldest child had just been diagnosed with a language disability. As you can imagine, money was very tight for the family and they sadly couldn’t afford toys for the children on Christmas morning.


The Welsh Family

Tammy and her mum Lulu are a small, tough family unit. Tammy lives with severe health conditions and a significant physical disability, which means that she requires full assistance with mobilizing, transferring, and performing all self-care tasks. Her mum Lulu struggles to take care of her all by herself. To give Tammy some extra joy last Christmas, we made sure she received some much treasured toys, made possible thanks to donors like you. 


The Hassan Family

Your support helped the Hassan's*, whose family had been fractured by COVID. Two years earlier, the father, two older siblings and grandparents went overseas to celebrate Christmas with family for 4 weeks. Border closures left them stranded abroad and mum and her son struggling here on their own – both financially and emotionally. Receiving presents on Christmas morning gave them a much-needed moment of joy during a very difficult time.


The Laing Family

The Laing* family lost their baby boy, Dylan, to cot death 18 months before they welcomed a new baby to the family. Living with physical and mental health issues, and grieving the death of their first son, they were delighted with the toys they received for their precious little girl.

 Thank you for you kindness and generosity in supporting families like the Laings.

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the Variety Christmas gift bags for my kids! They were so excited to receive them yesterday and have been playing with everything inside ever since. We really appreciate what you guys do to make Christmas extra special for families like ours.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years, thanks again!"

Shae - Mum of Bryce pictured above and Kaylei

Christmas is just around the corner!

Please give urgently today to make a difference to a child in need who would otherwise miss out.

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About Variety - the Children's Charity

Variety – the Children’s Charity has a network of 40 offices in 14 countries, and many millions of individual children around the world live a better life because of the generosity of Variety’s communities of supporters.

Variety - the Children's Charity Victoria help kids who are experiencing disability, disadvantage or illness. Variety provides support to families and organisations through providing grants for a range of equipment, such as wheelchairs or all-abilities playgrounds to provide practical help to kids, schools and organisations in need. We run programs to educate and empower kids that are falling through the cracks. We give scholarships to encourage the talents of kids living with disadvantage or disability. And last but certainly not least, we hold kids’ events to bring joy, light and laughter to children in need and their families.

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