About Charity Gift Catalogue

Ideas packed with thoughtfulness

Gift ideas pack with thoughtfulness

They say that it's the thought that counts, yet putting those thoughts into action is what really changes lives. In fact, our first ever act. the one that brought The Smith Family into being, was a group of businessmen doing what they could do to address poverty. In 1922, five Australian businessmen decide to spread the joy of Christmas by taking gifts to the children at the local orphanage. When they asked who the children should thank, they modestly chose anonymity and answered, "Smith. We are all Smiths." A concept - and a family - was born.

Today, we know that education is the best way out of disadvantage. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to to become their best. With the support of programs, these children will fit in and belong at school, so that they can concentrate on learning and unlock their potential. Today, there are 1.1m Australian children and young people living in poverty1. Last year we helped more than 151,497 Australian children and their families.

This range of gifts don't contribute more unnecessary stuff to the world. They're fun, they do good things and they're perfect for someone that thinks like you. They are 100% tax deductible and perfect for last minute gifts for far-away recipients.

You – and the person receiving your gift – will not only be spreading the joy, but know you’ve made a real difference to a child in need.

All proceeds from our online shop will help Australian children in need reach their potential.

About the Toy & Book Appeal

The Smith Family's Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child's face this Christmas. Sadly, thousands of Australian kids will go without recieving a gift this holiday season simply because their families can't afford it. This year, with your help The Smith Family aim to deliver 75,000 new toys and 50,000 new books to children in need around Australia.

The Smith Family has a long and proud association with Christmas. The organisation was founded in 1922 when five businessmen decided to deliver toys to orphans on Christmas Eve. Since then we have grown, developed and changed to meet the needs of an ever-changing society, but we still deliver toys and books to disadvantaged children at Christmas.

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1 ACOSS & SPRC (2016) Poverty in Australia, 2016, Australian Council of Social Services, Sydney.