Berry Christmas Appeal
All around Victoria, there are children and families who really need our help...
Children like six year old Ben, who together with his mum and sister, have been living in their car to escape family violence. Ben is worried that Santa won’t know where to find them this year.
Buy a gift online and help make Christmas a magical time for children like Ben.
Ben needs your help
Six year old Ben is just one of many children and young people across Victoria who face so much abuse and violence, it won’t be safe for them to stay at home this Christmas.
"Will Santa come this year?… he won’t know where to find us" - Ben
Can't decide on a gift?
The impact of your donation will:
Bring some joy into the lives of children that can’t live at home
Share the spirit of Christmas with children and young people in need
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I support Berry Christmas?
How is Berry Christmas different this year?
How will the children and young people be supported at Christmas?
Through your donation, the person closest to the child (Berry Street Worker, Foster Carer, or Parent) will be able to choose the most appropriate gift for them. In some cases, particularly with adolescents, their one wish is to receive a store voucher to choose a gift themselves, something their peers are frequently able to enjoy.
Can you tell me what the children and young people want so I can donate a physical gift I have bought myself?
We are moving away from the ‘traditional’ gift appeal so that we are able to provide a personalised gift for the children and young people in our care. Because of the nature of the children and young people we work with it is difficult to get all of their ‘wishes’. Through your donation the person closest to the child will be able to purchase that special something and deliver it on your behalf.
100% of all donations go towards buying gifts for the Berry Christmas Appeal
Berry Street Victoria Incorporated (ABN 24 719 196 762) is a public benevolent institution with endorsement as a Deductible Gift Recipient issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Berry Street is also a Tax Concession Charity, holding income tax exemption under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, and is a Registered Charity with Consumer Affairs Victoria (Number 10925.12). Thanks to the volunteer models who appear in our images to protect the identity of our clients. Names in client stories have been changed also in the interest of protection and privacy.