Chadwick & the Salvation Army Toy Drive

This Christmas, we want to give hope to Australians battling tough times, so we have teamed up with the Salvation Army to help with their annual Christmas Appeal.

Our Turramurra office will become a donation point for any gifts, large or small, that you would like to donate.

Here are some of Salvation Army’s suggestions on gifts you might like to donate this Christmas:

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are the ideal gifts for teenagers and they are always short of gifts for teenagers. Gift vouchers also give a parent who is struggling the joy of purchasing a gift for their child’s unique personality and interests.

  • Movie gift cards
  • Sporting store gift cards
  • Shopping centre gift cards
  • Electronic store gift cards
  • Department store gift cards
  • Hardware store gift cards
  • Visa gift cards
  • Netflix gift cards
  • iTunes gift cards

Outdoor equipment

  • Beach towels, sunglasses, body boards
  • Netballs, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, cricket sets
  • Skateboards, scooters, helmets
  • Camping equipment
  • Bicycles
  • Gym gear, sports towels


  • Books
  • Puzzles and board games
  • Lego, Meccano, Mega Bloks
  • Art and craft packs
  • Stationery
  • Science kits
  • Toy cars
  • Music instruments


  • Baseball caps
  • Jewellery, hair clips, watches
  • Make-up, perfume, aftershave, nail polish
  • Backpacks, wallets, handbags Electronics
  • Netflix gift cards
  • Console games (PlayStation, Xbox)
  • Hair dryers, hair straighteners
  • MP3 players, speakers
  • Headphones
  • Cameras

Please consider older age groups when donating gifts. Every year the Salvation Army are overwhelmed with gifts for younger children but always run out of gifts for teenagers and parents.

  • Please do not wrap gifts, this allows parents the dignity of choosing gifts for their child from among the donations and also gives them the special experience of wrapping gifts for their child. Feel free to include some wrapping paper or a gift bag for parents to use.

Your donations are enormously appreciated – because they really do give hope where it’s needed most.

*Please only donate new items. Sadly, the gift you donate may be the only present someone receives this Christmas. We know Christmas isn’t only about receiving gifts, but this is one way we can help families feel special. Your nearest Family Store or Salvos Store will gladly receive your good quality pre-loved gifts.

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