Gifts for Kids provides Christmas presents to kids, who wouldn’t otherwise get a single present to open on Christmas morning.
Imagine what Christmas would've been like if you hadn’t had presents in a stocking or under the Christmas tree to open.
Imagine how you would've felt if there wasn’t even a single present for you to unwrap on Christmas morning.
The aim of Gifts for Kids is to provide gifts for the kids, whose families are struggling and can’t afford (for whatever reason) to buy presents for their children.
So that those kids get to experience a little of the magic of Christmas that most of us were lucky enough to have as children.
Each year Plunket identifies the families/children who wouldn’t otherwise get a present.
Gifts for Kids funds and buy the gifts with great support from ToyWorld.
Together with Plunket, we have a fun gift wrapping night, in the week leading up to Christmas.
Plunket manages the process where we get a whole bunch of people together to wrap and label each present with the name of the child, and then sort the presents into the individual bags to go to a particular family.
In the days before Christmas Plunket nurses deliver the presents.
For Christmas 2017, with the help of both personal donors and businesses, Gifts for Kids delivered presents to over 940 kids in West Auckland and the Panmure area. This year we’re hoping it could be 1150 kids.
All the money goes to buying gifts. No one gets paid.
Gifts for Kids is registered as an official charity with Charities Services
Here’s some links that have more information:
• The TV3 news story from Christmas Eve 2014 is: https://youtu.be/7mzBHvaODa8
• The “how we do it” video is https://youtu.be/Y3znXArU1jc (made with the generous support of Chris South and the team at Prominence Social)
• The GiftsForKids website: www.giftsforkids.co.nz.
$25 buys a great present for one kid who would otherwise miss out. This year we’re hoping you might consider contributing.
- Els and Campbell Such
What is Gifts for Kids all about?
Providing Christmas gifts for kids who wouldn't otherwise have something to open a Christmas day. And who wouldn't otherwise get to experience a little of the special magic of Christmas.
Why are we doing it?
I don’t know if you've ever imagined what Christmas would have been like if you hadn’t had presents in a stocking or under the Christmas tree to open.
Imagine how you would have felt if there wasn’t even a single present for you to unwrap on Christmas morning.
There's a whole bunch of kids who through no fault of their own won't have even one present to look forward to and open on Christmas day
We work closely with Plunket to identify the kids who will not get a present and then raise the money yo buy the gifts, wrap and label them with each kids name. And then hand them over to Plunket to deliver them in the week leading up to Christmas