Help Backpacks 4 SA Kids with Christmas Donations | by 4 Dec 2020

Help Backpacks 4 SA Kids reach their Christmas goal of supplying 11,000 presents to children entering emergency care.

Christmas is just a few weeks away and Backpacks 4 SA Kids Christmas sorting and wrapping must start next week to give them enough time to deliver the gifts to all SA regions in time for Christmas day.

Backpacks 4 SA Kids sincerely thank their incredible supporters who have arranged collections, donated gifts, funds and created awareness for what they’re trying to achieve. They are all doing what they can to get to their goal of supplying 5,500 kids (that’s 11,000 presents) to children entering emergency care this Christmas but sadly, they are not there yet.

This year has been unlike no other and there have been significant impacts on families and businesses and Backpacks 4 SA Kids have noticed a definite decline in the amount of donations received – both gifts and funding. Although it is a difficult year, if you can help at all, they would be truly grateful.

Their shortage of gifts is in the 10 – 18 year age range particularly. 

Here are some options for how you can help:

Cash Donations:

Any funds raised will help them fund the purchase of gifts from their wholesale supplier to bridge the shortfall of gifts.


Online Purchase:

Purchase a gift online and have it delivered to the Backpacks 4 SA Kids Admin address:

Backpacks 4 SA Kids – 8 Tareena Street, Ridgehaven SA 5097

When shopping, keep in mind the gift guidelines:

  • $30 maximum per gift
  • Must be brand new
  • Shortage of gifts is in the 10 – 18 year age range particularly
  • No weapon or food orientated items
  • No books or clothing as the kids receive these items in their backpacks already
  • Unwrapped

They are especially in need of gifts for these age groups:

BOYS & GIRLS Age Newborn – 1
Ideas: Stackable toys, floor toys, play pits, ball pens, musical toys, pram toys, sensory toys

BOYS & GIRLS Age 9-12
Ideas: Lego, science fun, drone, board games, jewellery making sets, craft, virtual pets, music, sports equipment, remote control cars

BOYS & GIRLS Age 13-18
Ideas: Movie vouchers, clothing vouchers, teen vouchers, sports equipment, music, make up kids, bath/self-care packs, non-aerosol packs for boys, wallets, caps, sunglasses, board games

Deliver a gift to one of the Backpacks 4 SA Kids drop off locations – Drop off locations are still accepting gifts but these must be received by the 4th of December 2020.

Locations are listed on the Backpacks 4 SA Kids website HERE.

Some kids have never experienced the joy of receiving a present just for them and knowing that someone cares. This program aims to bring a smile and laughter to a child. A simple present can bring so much hope and happiness but can also reduce the stress and anxiety for those supporting kids and families who are displaced at Christmas time.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Backpacks 4 SA Kids website.

What:  Help Backpacks 4 SA Kids with Christmas Donations 

When:   By Friday 4 December 2020

Where:   Adelaide, South Australia (see link to locations above)

Who:   Everyone

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Image Source: Backpacks 4 SA Kids


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