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Christmas Toy Appeal

Elf opening a CaringKids donation box

The lead up to Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year at CaringKids with many workplaces, schools, sports clubs and supporters hosting toy appeals. There are so many fun and creative ways to collect toys and raise funds to help us bring joy to young carers all year round.

If you are planning to host a Christmas toy appeal with friends, colleagues or through a school, get in touch as we’d love to help.

Who We Are

1 in 10 children in Australia have taken on caring for a family member with a disability. These adult responsibilities mean they often miss out on many of the joys of childhood that most kids take for granted.

CaringKids is a registered charity that recognises the role of these young carers and works to reduce their feelings of loneliness and social isolation, by sending them Toy Boxes, we like to call them Joy Boxes, packed with toys, games and books.

We are governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers. CaringKids is supported by community fundraising, local grants and in-kind donations, such as toy storage and equipment.

Individuals, community and corporate groups collect and donate new toys, games, stationery, art and craft materials and sports equipment on our behalf. We use these to create the Toy Boxes that we deliver to young carers across Australia.

Support Our Cause

CaringKids helps children burdened with adult responsibilities. These young carers take on tasks such as housework, shopping, cooking, dealing with health professionals and even taking on financial matters.

In order to look after a family member, young carers put caring before study, school and play time. They often have to cope with the financial hardship that goes hand in hand with the cost of caring for a family member living with a disability.

There are over 235,000 children and teenagers in Australia caring for a disabled or chronically ill family member. On average they spend 6 hours a week on caring duties.

Because of their caring commitments, 22% of young carers miss a day of school per week. As a result they are around 1.5 years behind in NAPLAN.

Give to connect Joy Boxes to  young carers. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

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CaringKids Toy Boxes

We help to bring joy to children caring for a family member living with a disability by delivering Toy Boxes to young carers. Our Joy Boxes are packed with toys, games and books that not only bring joy, but also allow children to learn and grow.

Just a few dollars can help put a smile on a child’s face.

If you would like young carers to experience the fun and carefree moments that we associate with childhood,  a tax-deductible donation of $75 will deliver a Toy Box to a child caring for a family member.

Our Toy Boxes are delivered to the doorstep of young carers across Australia.

November 24 at 8:34am
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Would you like to gift a toy to a young carer this Christmas, but are unable get to any of our donation locations?

We found a solution! Click the link below to ‘Buy a Toy’ 🧸See more

Would you like to gift a toy to a young carer this Christmas, but are unable get to any of our donation locations?

We found a solution! Click the link below to ‘Buy a Toy’ 🧸

https://caringkids.simplygiving.com.au

and visit our new CaringKids online toy store.

You can choose a toy and donate from any location across Australia

🎁 You can choose a toy by:

* Category
* Age
* Price Range

and toys will be distributed to us.

You can even buy a toy on behalf of a family member or friend with a downloadable gift voucher. So easy!

We are looking forward to toys arriving in our toy workshop 🧑‍🎄

Thank you from all our young carers 🎄

November 19 at 10:17am
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Have you read our latest CaringKids November E-News?

Featuring:

✅ our new online toy store where you can buy a toy 🧸 to donate

✅ Clay Chigwidden – Agents + Co and his team at… See more

Have you read our latest CaringKids November E-News?

Featuring:

✅ our new online toy store where you can buy a toy 🧸 to donate

✅ Clay Chigwidden – Agents + Co and his team at Agents and Co Property Group bringing joy to young carers 🎁

✅ Young carer stories, and

✅ Our Christmas Toy Appeal 🎄

Subscribe to our mailing list to find out how we are supporting young carers and how you can get involved!

https://caringkids.org.au/join-our-mailing/

November 11 at 10:31am
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F45 Training are getting ready for a big CaringKids Christmas!
F45 Training Peakhurst, Engadine & Rockdale clubs all joined forces over the last two years raising funds and…
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F45 Training are getting ready for a big CaringKids Christmas!
F45 Training Peakhurst, Engadine & Rockdale clubs all joined forces over the last two years raising funds and collecting toys for young carers, even dropping into our toy workshop to deliver and unpack the toys!The team have come up with creative ways to encourage their gym communities to give generously to support kids caring for a family member living with a disability or chronic illness. From hosting events complete with a DJ, food, prizes and giveaways, they are a team that loves to bring everyone together to raise funds and collect gifts for a great cause.We are thrilled that the 3 gyms will be throwing their support behind CaringKids at Christmas again this year. Thank you to Alana Corben, Operations Manager at @f45_training_peakhurst @f45_training_engadine @f45_training_rockdale and all the staff and members of the gym community for bringing joy to young carers 🎁
November 11 at 10:13am
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Our friends Anne-Maree and Tanya from Laugh and Learn Toy Shop Randwick asked us to drop-in to their store yesterday.

They surprised us by filling up our car with donations in… See more

Our friends Anne-Maree and Tanya from Laugh and Learn Toy Shop Randwick asked us to drop-in to their store yesterday.

They surprised us by filling up our car with donations in support of our Christmas Toy Appeal!

So many games, puzzles, books and toys that will bring joy to young carers – thank you! 💗 🤶 🌲

November 9 at 5:01pm
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Bettina from @coogeelions dropped by the office today with a surprise donation for us to raffle 🐶 Thank you Bettina 🙏💗🧑‍🎄
October 23
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🛍 It’s Market Day and @mykidsmarketnsw Sutherland Basketball stadium and we are here selling toys to raise funds for CaringKids! 🛍

🚪 Doors open at 9am so come early to score… See more

🛍 It’s Market Day and @mykidsmarketnsw Sutherland Basketball stadium and we are here selling toys to raise funds for CaringKids! 🛍

🚪 Doors open at 9am so come early to score the best bargains! Doors close at 12noon.
🏀 Find us at the Sutherland Basketball Stadium and it’s all indoors!
👫 Pre Loved, Boutique and Business Stalls
👘 Save on baby & kids clothing, toys, books, games, shoes, prams, bikes, nursery items and more!
🎈Kids activities so bring the whole family
💵 Bring cash – NO ATM
☕️ Canteen on site (hello coffee!)
🚘 Free parking (make sure you have room in your boot – you never know what you will walk away with on market day!)
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 $4 adult entry, Kids FREE

See you soon 😘

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CaringKids

Caring Kids Incorporated
ABN 82 206 098 661

If you have questions about our Toy Boxes or would like more information about CaringKids, fill in the Contact Us form and we will get in touch with you soon. We welcome Toy Box feedback from children and families, share your feedback here.

Phone/Email Us

Phone: (02) 9247 7990
Email: info@caringkids.org.au

Opening Hours

Hours: By appointment
Closed School Holidays

Toy Workshop

CaringKids Toy Workshop
13-15 Baker Street
Banksmeadow NSW 2019

Postal Address

CaringKids
PO Box 91
Edgecliff NSW 2027