Time for Kids is a unique program in South Australia that supports children and families by extending their family and community connections. For almost 60 years, Time for Kids has helped thousands of children and families find support and belonging through meaningful carer and mentor relationships.
Christmas is traditionally a time for family. Many children in our program and their families find Christmas time a bit of a struggle, and many are living under financial pressure. At Time for Kids, we understand how important it is for a child to feel valued and to know that someone is thinking about them. That’s why we provide Christmas gifts to up to 350 children each year. We make sure that every child in our program, along with their siblings, has the opportunity to receive at least one present on Christmas day, so that they may have a brighter Christmas with their families.
This Christmas, you can make a difference to the children in our program by collecting gifts to donate, volunteering your time to wrap gifts, or making a donation online.
“Many young people in the Time for Kids program go without a Christmas gift, this small gesture gives them something to look forward to.”
‘A big part of the work we do at Time for Kids is placing children who are dealing with multiple complexities in their lives and the lives of their families with committed, ongoing and treasured carer and mentor relationships. Your support means a lot to the kids in this program.’ Nikki Hartmann, Time for Kids Program Manager.
Watch this video below to hear from Nikki (Program Manager) and the families and carers in the program.
How can you give?
Donate a gift
Purchase one of our recommended gifts and drop it off preferably unwrapped to Level 1, 191 Flinders Street, Adelaide or to 49a Orsmond St, Hindmarsh by 5 pm on Friday 29 November. There is easy parking at the front of both of these locations. Giftspiration ideas are below.
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We are accepting donations as part of our Giving Tree Christmas appeal. You can make a life-changing donation of your choice online. Please find online giving below.
Your donations will help us to buy gifts if we need to or it will go into realising our goal of raising $100,000 this financial year.
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Donate your time
We are wrapping gifts on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 December.
If you can spare a few hours of your day, we would love to have your help. Click the blue-button to book online
Or alternatively, get in touch with Naomi Ebert Smith on n 8216 5200 or 0429 101 181 or email@example.com to make a time.
Parking: There are limited car parks available on site but they can fill up quickly. There is also some on-street parking available, including in the centre of Port Road. Parking is also available in the Entertainment Centre car park.
Public Transport: Buses 150, 153, 155, 156 or 157 from North Terrace in the city service the area. Get off at bus stop number 7, on Port Road. Alternatively, you can catch the Outer Harbor train and get off at Bowden, or catch the tram and get off at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. We are just a short walk away from all stops.
Suitable gifts for 5 – 18-year-olds include:
- action figures
- cars and trucks
- magnetic dartboards
- drink bottles
- deodorant shower packs
- baseball caps
- dolls and Barbies
- tea party and kitchen sets
- bubbles and stickers
- fairy dress-ups
- toiletry packs
- key rings
- travel cases
- hair accessories
- hair straightener
- hair treatments
- facial masks
- Audio devices (headphones, Bluetooth speakers, shower speakers)
- crochet cushions
- craft bracelets and charms
- arts and craft sets (origami, face painting sets)
- board games, card games, dice games or word games
- sports equipment (cricket sets, badminton sets, basketballs, tennis racket, grip ball sets, skateboards)
- science kits (volcano, DIY Solar, robotics, chemistry)
- beach kits (boogie boards, beach towels, beach balls, snorkel sets)
- USBs for school work
- art packs (drawing items, canvasses, sketch pad, colouring in activities)
For more any further information, please get in touch with Naomi Ebert Smith on 8216 5200 or 0429 101 181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relationships Australia South Australia and Time for Kids and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you to everyone who donated to Christmas 2018.
We proudly acknowledge the following supporters for their previous and current contributions:
Adrian and Melonie Crossing
Mr and Mrs Maurice Crotti
Mr and Mrs John Charlton
Mr and Mrs Max Daw
Mr and Mrs Michael Brock
Mr and Mrs Rodney Detmold
Mr and Mrs Roger Cook
Mr and Mrs Ross Adler
Mr and Mrs Stephen Young
Mr and Mrs Tim Hartley
Robert and Annabel Hill-Smith