Giving Tree Christmas Appeal

 

 

Who is Time for Kids?

Time for Kids is a not-for-profit organisation, funded through donations. We strive to create opportunities for children to have new experiences, relationships and role models. We do this by providing volunteer care, connecting families and building community support.

What is the Christmas Giving Tree?

Many of the families in our program are experiencing hardship, and Christmas can add   extra financial strain and social pressures. That’s why we make sure that every child in our program, along with their siblings, receives at least one Christmas present. This helps families to come together and participate in Christmas celebrations and to help children and young people experience the excitement of Christmas.

How can I help?

The Christmas Giving Tree relies on your generous donations. We accept gifts, financial contributions, and volunteer time to assist with present wrapping.

Donate a Gift

Buy one of our recommended gifts and drop it off unwrapped by 5 pm on Wednesday 16 December.

Drop off points are:

  • Our City office – First Floor, 191 Flinders Street, Adelaide
  • Our Hindmarsh office – 49a Orsmond St, Hindmarsh

There is easy parking at the front of both of these locations. See our Giftspiration  below for recommended gifts.

Donate Money

We are accepting financial donations as part of our Giving Tree Christmas appeal. Your donation can help us realise our goal of $100,000 this financial year.

 

 

 

Donate Your Time

We are wrapping gifts on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 December.
If you can spare a few hours of your day, we would love to have your help.

 

 

 

Parking

 

There are limited car parks available on site which fill up quickly. There is also some on-street parking nearby, and the Entertainment Centre car park.

Public Transport

Bus: Catch the 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.
Train: Catch the Outer Harbor train and get off at Bowden.
Tram: Get the tram to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

 

Giftspiration

We love gifts that get kids active, playful, curious or creative. Useful things also make great gift donations. We also encourage gifts which last for a long time, and kids can use over and over again.

Here are some great gift ideas: 

Creative Gifts

  • Art supplies (Faber Castell or Derwent pencils and texters, paints, glue, scissors, coloured paper)
  • Sewing, beading, tie dying or embroidery sets
  • Musical instruments (drums, harmonicas, ukuleles, ocarinas, kazoos and percussion instruments)
  • Canvasses and sketch pads
  • Origami paper and instructions

Curious Gifts

  • Kids microscopes
  • Books (joke, fact and world record books, picture books, kids novels, kids cook books)
  • Science kits (volcano, solar, robotics, chemistry, crystal growing, bug or plant collecting)
  • Kid-sized cooking equipment (kids sized metal pots, measuring cups, spatulas, cake tins etc.)

Playful Gifts

  • Magic tricks
  • Dress ups
  • Meccano and Lego
  • Toys (cars, trucks, dolls)
  • Board games, card games, dice games or word games

Useful Gifts

  • Camping stuff (tents, sleeping bags, torches)
  • Dressing gowns, scarves, sun glasses, caps, backpacks
  • USBs for school work
  • Makeup, perfume, cologne, deodorant shower packs
  • Drink bottles
  • Speakers and headphones
  • Umbrellas
  • Hair driers, curlers and straighteners
  • Vouchers (iTunes, JB Hifi, Rebel Sport etc.)

Active Gifts

  • Skate boards, rip-sticks, scooters
  • Sports equipment (cricket sets, badminton sets, basketballs, tennis racket, grip ball sets)
  • Beach equipment (boogie boards, beach towels, beach balls, snorkel sets)
  • Skipping ropes, hula hoops and juggling balls

If these kinds of items are out of your price range, why not donate the money you can spend, and we will buy items we know the kids will love!

 

 

For more any further information, please get in touch with Nikki Hartman on n.hartmann@rasa.org.au or 08 8245 8139.

Thank you as always for your generous support.

Relationships Australia South Australia and Time for Kids and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

We proudly acknowledge the following supporters for their previous and current contributions:

Accolade Wines

Accolade Wines

Aussie Home Loans - Prospect

Aussie Home Loans - Prospect

Bottega Rotolo

Bottega Rotolo

Jarvis Walker

Jarvis Walker

Klemich Real Estate - Henley Beach

Klemich Real Estate - Henley Beach

Logic +

Logic +

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Nova Systems

Nova Systems

Qantas - Adelaide

Qantas - Adelaide

Rural Bank - Adelaide

Rural Bank - Adelaide

Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers

Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers

The Carob Kitchen

The Carob Kitchen

Turner Real Estate

Turner Real Estate

Yalumba

Yalumba

Clarence Gardens Kindergarten

Clarence Gardens Kindergarten

Sew Whats

Sew Whats

Magill Campus and Community Children's Centre

Magill Campus and Community Children's Centre

Adrian and Melonie Crossing
Adriana Maio
Alana Baker
Alice Gartner
Amanda Hosking
Amanda Shopov
Andy Foster
Annie Clark
Ann-Marie Papalia
Ashley Thompson
Belinda Redman
Ben Scales
Bethany
Breonny Robson
Brian Johnson
Carol Kay
Carolyn Harbord
Cheryl Moore
Chris Pinnington
Cindy Carnegie
Daryl Maslin
Dianne Maguire
Diarmid Lee
Domenico Totino
Dorodea Deblasio
Eleah Solagna
Elizabeth Weeks
Elizabeth Yuen
Elly Tsinivits
Emily Best
Emma Kohlhagen
Esther Muscat
Fran Wilsdon
Gemma Coward
Georgina Hardy
Ian Slack
Ignacio Recabarren
Jacqui Seppelt
Jeff Smith
Joanne Alexander
Jo-Anne Deuter
John Burrell
John Taplin
Julia Wiseman

Jyoti Singh
Kale Ledwidge
Kathryn Govan
Kay Haseloff
Kellie Stewart
Kelly Borlace
Kelly Vincent
Laura Harvey
Laura Thompson
Mark Hender
Michele Bonney
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
Niki Vincent
Nikola Carr
Olivia Franco
Paige MacDermot
Pete Allred
Rachel McGuire
Rachel Oliviera
Robert and Annabel Hill-Smith
Rosalie O’Connor
Rosemary Stuart-Kregor
Roslyn Heard
Sandrine Dearaujo
Sarah Miller
Sarah Soteriou
Sharon Rolton
Sokra Berquist
Sophia Tsinivits
Stacey Thomas
Stacey Wood
Su Park
Susi Gabri-Csordas
Tegan Heritage
Tiffany Thompson
Yasmin Abdalla