Backpacks 4 SA Kids | Christmas Present Donation | Final Drop-off 10 Dec 2017

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Backpacks 4 SA Kids Christmas Present Donations

Backpacks 4 SA Kids need your help for Christmas! They have a shortage of presents for girls and boys, and newborn to 4 years old for both boys and girls.

Last year they provided 2862 Christmas presents to kids entering into emergency service facilities throughout the Christmas period within South Australia. They have a huge shortfall of presents and so need help to make sure no child who has been displaced misses out this Christmas.

All presents must be at the warehouse by Sunday’s Christmas wrapping session (10 December 2017) to be able to be wrapped and delivered in time for Christmas.


They follow very strict guidelines allocated by the agencies and therefore have provided a list below:

✔ New toys only
✘ Must not be weapon or food orientated toys
✔Gifts are to be up to the value of $30.00
✘ The toys must not mention mum, dad or families
✔ There is no size limit as they will be wrapped separately from the backpacks.
✘ No books or soft toys, please (they receive these items in their backpacks)
✘ Please do not wrap presents as all gifts have to checked by a qualified coordinator

Presents are provided for newborns through to 18-year-olds for both boys and girls and from a wide range of backgrounds. They generally always end up short of presents for newborn to 4-years and 12-18 years.

When they wrap the presents the kids receive a larger (greater value toy) and a smaller (cheaper value present) wrapped together so it doesn’t matter the cost of your present as they will be using a wide range of gifts.

Donating Funds:

If you would like to donate funds rather than toys you are able to do this on their website HERE.

Wrapping Events:

Events have been listed on the Backpacks 4 SA Kids Facebook page to go and wrap the presents for the kids at the warehouse. All are welcome.

Drop Off Final Date:

The final date for deliveries to the drop off points will be 10 December 2017 for ALL Drop Off Points.  Drop off points reopening date will be 1 February 2018 unless otherwise arranged.

List of Drop Off Points:

  • Aberfoyle Park
    Business: The Fishing Guru
    Contact: Daniel on 0431 519 620
    * Private residence – please call to make a mutually agreeable meeting time.
  • Balhannah
    Business: The Olive Branch Balhannah Balhannah Junction Shopping Center
    84 Main Street
    Ph: 8398 0009
  • Blackwood
    Business: Banner Mitre 10 Blackwood 191 Main Road
    Ph: 8278 8211
  • Glenelg
    Business: Banner Mitre 10 Glenelg 599 Anzac Highway
    Ph: 8294 8344
  • Golden Grove
    Business: Membrane Systems Australia
    11B Edison Drive
  • Greenacres
    Contact: Judy and Kevin McCarthy
    Ph: 8367 8686
  • Hindmarsh
    Business: BankSA 215 Port Road
    Ph: 13 13 76
  • Kingston
    Business: Bliss Kingston SE
    Kingston SE 2/22 Holland Street
    Ph: (08) 8768 3182
  • Mount Barker
    Business: Banner Mitre 10 Mt Barker 1 Secker Road
    Ph: (08) 8391 0533
  • Mount Gambier
    Business: Banner Mitre 10 Mt Gambier 2 Sturt Street
    Ph: (08) 8725 2364
  • Parafield Gardens
    Business: Hopkins Saddlery
    U1 1-3 Victoria Drive, Parafield Gardens
    Contact: Colin on 8281 6555
  • Para Hills West
    Business: Vibe Fitness 24/7
    4/11 Lawrence Hargrave Way Parafield Airport Ph: 8285 4993
  • Prospect
    Business: Floors Floors Floors kilburn
    Prospect/Kilburn 1-2 337 Churchill Road
    Ph: 8396 2321
  • Redwood Park
    Business: Soul Food Community Cafe 10/414 Milne Road
    Ph: 8263 7707
    (Cafe with services available for children)
  • Salisbury North
    Business: Melhora
    Contact: Melissa on 0497 611 812
    * Private residence – please call to make a mutually agreeable meeting time.
  • St Agnes
    Business: Floors Floors Floors
    1/143 Tolley Road St Agnes
    Ph: 83962321
  • Stepney
    Business: Floors Floors Floors Stepney
    Stepney 1/57-63 Magill Road, Stepney
    Ph: 8362 0300
  • Tanunda
    Business: Getaways SA
    43 Murray Street
    Ph: 1300 136 970
  • Thebarton
    Business: Honey Lady
    Ph: 0400 362 890
    1/27 Bennett Street, Thebarton.
    Open 10am-2pm Tuesday & Thursday or by appointment.
  • Unley
    Business: Hughes Clinic – 160 Unley Road
    Ph: 8272 8266
  • West Lakes Shore
    Contact: Kaye Stewart Ph: 0407 977647
    * Private residence – please call to make a mutually agreeable meeting time.
  • Whyalla Stuart
    Contact: Bernhard Schmidt, ph: 86491920.
    * Private residence – please call to make a mutually agreeable meeting time.

About Backpacks 4 SA Kids:

Backpacks 4 SA Kids provides clothes and personal supplies to children placed in emergency foster care, kinship and domestic violence shelters. During the Christmas season they aim to provide children in these disadvantaged situations with Christmas presents.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Backpacks 4 SA Kids Facebook page here

What Backpacks 4 SA Kids Christmas Present Donation

When: Final drop-off Sunday 10 December 2017 

Where Check drop-off locations above

Who: Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Backpacks 4 SA Kids website

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